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Young carers

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Young Carers

A young carer is a child or young person who provides care when a parent or other family member becomes ill. Caring for a parent who is ill and dying is very psychologically demanding and young people are at special risk of depression and overwhelming anxiety.

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Carers NSW - Young Carers

It is estimated that there are 104,500 young carers living in NSW. The Carers NSW Young Carer Program was developed to make a positive difference in the lives of young carers and their families.

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Carers NSW Young Carer Program | Who Are Young Carers?

Young carers are children and young people, 25 years or under, who help to support a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is frail.

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Young Carers

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Mind Australia - Young carers

Find out more about community organisations that provide support and services for young family carers supporting someone with mental ill-health.

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Carers NSW Young Carer Program | What We Do

The Carers NSW Young Carer Program was developed to make a positive difference to the lives of young carers and their families. If you are a young carer, this is a free service that can support you! The Young Carer Program supports and connects young carers through:

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Carers NSW Young Carer Program | YC Voices

Young Carer Voices is, quite possibly, the greatest part of the website! It is bursting with amazing stories and poems written by young carers themselves! It provides a unique insight into the best aspects, and also some of the challenges, of being a young carer. It also demonstrates the huge diversity of young carers.

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Carers Victoria - Young carers

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Carers Victoria - Young Carer Scholarship program

Carers Victoria Young Carers Scholarship program

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Carers NSW Young Carer Program | FAQ

A: The registration process is simple and free. The registration form can be completed over the phone or sent to the Young Carer Team via post, email or fax. Young carers can refer themselves or can be referred by other parties such as family, friends and service providers. Click here for more information

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