Support for young carers

This page is dedicated to young carers and young people with lived experience who support a parent, grandparent, sibling or friend who might live with a disability, mental illness or other challenges. This page has information relevant just for young carers but if you’re looking for support on offer for all young people you can see what’s available here.  

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What you might find on this page

You will find links to activities, resources and supports especially for young carers. 

Banyule Youth Services Young Carers Project

Banyule Youth Services are planning a couple of free movies at Hoyts in 2021 for young carers. We also want to share information that's helpful for young carers from time to time. If you would like to stay informed, fill in your details here:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=PWqHX3fy3UeSQcTQH6G6WJ7m_yymQBNOtYxK3H_65_NUNDRHNzM5WEM0T0FVUjE0TFJPSkdaVkhDWi4u

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Carers Victoria

Carers Victoria provides essential services for carers. These include the 1800 514 845 telephone advisory line, NDIS advisory service, telephone and skype counselling, emergency respite and other carer support services, such as purchasing goods and equipment.

https://www.carersvictoria.org.au/

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Carer Gateway Counselling Service

Carer Gateway offer a free professional counselling service over the phone. Call 1800 422 737.

https://counselling.carergateway.gov.au/s/

Emergency Care Plan

The Carer Gateway has an Emergency Care Plan document that can help ensure that the person you care for is looked after if you are unable to care.

https://www.carergateway.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2019-04/emergency-care-plan.pdf

 

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Young Carers Bursary Program

The Young Carers Bursary Program supports young carers to continue with their education. The program offers a limited number of bursaries of up to $3,000 each year. Applications usually open every year in July but you can sign up to the mailing list at anytime to make sure you get contacted when it’s time to apply.

https://youngcarersnetwork.com.au/young-carer-bursary

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Little Dreamers Holiday Program

Little Dreamers host holiday programs every school holiday period. Sign up to take part.

https://www.littledreamers.org.au

Little Dreamers Mentoring Program

The Little Dreamers offer the chance to build lasting friendships and build lifelong skills. through their mentor program.

https://www.littledreamers.org.au/programs/mentoring/

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L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program

The L2P program targets learner drivers under 21 years of age who have their Learners Permit but do not have access to a supervising driver or a vehicle due to financial or family circumstances in order to achieve the required 120 hours of driving experience. 

https://bnllen.org.au/banyule-l2p-program/

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headspace

headspace Greensborough is a welcoming environment where young people aged 12-25 can access confidential and free support. 

  • Mental Health Suppot
  • Doctor (GP)
  • Alcohol and other drugs support

To make an appointment phone 9433 7200. They are located on Level 1, 78 Main St Greensborough (above the Westpac and Bendigo banks).

https://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/greensborough/

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Young Carers Network

The Young Carers Network is a place for young carers to learn about support services, access resources and share their stories and opinions.

https://youngcarersnetwork.com.au/

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