Being a young carer is tough. But you are not alone - there are organisations and services that can support you.
Here are some useful information, resources and links to help you.
Palliative Care Program
Your Palliative Care team can:
- Support you with your palliative care needs.
- Refer you to the supportive care team.
- Refer you to volunteer and other support services for help.
- More information on the Barwon Health Palliative Care Program
Helpful resources and links
Carers Victoria has information on:
Canteen is an organisation that supports young people living with cancer, including young people whose parents or siblings have cancer.
- Information on Living with the death of your parent or sibling from cancer
- Now what? A booklet for young people aged 12 – 24 years about grief and bereavement, what it looks like, how it feels and what is normal. This booklet can also be ordered online.
- Counselling services are offered seven days a week, regardless of where you live.
- For further information on counselling services call 1800 835 932
headspace is an Australian Government funded initiative that provides mental and health wellbeing support, information and services to young people aged 12 to 25.
- headspace Geelong is where young people can come to talk with friendly and trained professional staff
- eheadspace offers confidential and free online and telephone support with a qualified youth mental health professional
This is a great online resource for young carers. It has:
- Information for young carers
- information on the help and support available for young carers
- Information on how the government can help young carers under 18 years
- Information on how the government can help young adult carers aged between 18 - 26.
Call 1800 242 636 to get in touch with a Carer Association in your area, or just to talk to somebody who will listen.
Last Modified: Thursday, 27 February 2020