Teens 13-18 years

Young carers help family members or friends who have:

  • an illness
  • a disability
  • a mental illness
  • an alcohol or other drug problem

Do you help out with:

  • cleaning or cooking
  • getting your relative around the house
  • taking your relative to medical appointments
  • giving medicines
  • washing and dressing
  • even just making sure your relative is feeling okay.

Then you may be a young carer.

Young carers usually say that they like caring for someone but it can also be hard work and tiring. Sometimes it's fun, but it can also be demanding and challenging.

If you would like to talk to someone we will listen call - 1800 242 636