Being a young carer can be tough. So can finding the time, support and resources you need to take care of yourself.
That’s why WeCare has launched the YoungCare Online Community for carers aged 25 and under.
YoungCare is an interactive space where you can ask questions and find useful advice, connect and share with other young carers and play fun and informative games.
The YoungCare forums are your chance to add your voice to the conversation and share your story. You can also find out how other young carers cope, what they do in their spare time and how they relax.
Being a young carer means you have more responsibilities than other people your age. You might miss out on some of the fun stuff, or have trouble keeping up with schoolwork. You might need help but not know how to get it or that any is even available. And sometimes, like everyone, you just might need a break.
If you are under 25 and helping to care for someone who has an illness, a disability, a mental illness or substance abuse problem, then you are one of more than 300,000 extraordinary young Australians and WeCare are here to support you.
By registering for YoungCare you can gain access to the supports and resources specially targeted towards young carers.
You will also automatically be registered for access to WeCare’s range of free services which are available to all unpaid carers.
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WeCare’s range of free services to unpaid carers includes:
Information and referrals
Our information services can clear up any questions you might have or point you the right direction.
Our monthly newsletter keeps you up to date with opportunities, events and what’s happening in the carer community.
Workshops and personal development courses
We run short courses in life skills and personal development as well as demonstrations and seminars to help you make informed decisions, build your skills and reach your goals.
Talk with someone who has faced similar challenges. Whether its practical tips, emotional support or more personal matters, the lived experience of others is invaluable.
CLICK HERE! To sign up for YoungCare
CLICK HERE! To register for WeCare‘s free services
CLICK HERE! For more information.
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