Who Cares in Brimbank?
Some young people provide extra support and care for a family member who has a disability, mental illness, chronic illness or is frail aged. Caring can be so rewarding but also challenging.
1 in 10 carers are under 25 years. In Victoria, there are more than 71,600 young people with caring responsibilities. That’s a lot of young people who care!
Many services can help young people balance their time between providing care and support while still having fun and staying connected to school and/or work.
If you or a family member need help with your caring role check out the Who Cares in Brimbank Referral Guide.
Call our Youth Support Team for more info 9249 4110.
Carers Victoria has a range of resources for young carers, their families and service providers.
PHONE: 1800 242 636
WEB: Carers Victoria – How We Can Help
FURTHER HELP ONLINE.
Carers Victoria www.carersvictoria.org.au
FaPMI www.bouverie.org.au/programs/ mental-health-team/fapmi
Association for Children with a Disability www.acd.org.au
Siblings Australia www.siblingsaustralia.org.au
Mind Australia www.mindaustralia.org.au
Little Dreamers www.littledreamersonline.com
Australian Drug Foundation www.adf.org.au
Young Carers WA www.youngcarerswa.asn.au