Published Oct 05 2022
In the lead up to Carers Week 2022 (16 - 22 October) our superstar young carers came together for a creative workshop.
Young carers learnt how to make soy scented candles - involving choosing their own fragrances, colours and decorations.
The young people ended the school holidays engaging in mindfulness, socialising with their peers and trading suggestions for candle fragrances/colours.
As the candles set, a delicious healthy lunch was enjoyed along with an outdoor activity in the spring sun.
"We enjoyed the workshop and it was great to engage in some self-care, ending the school holidays on a high!" Young carer
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1 in 10 Victorian carers are young carers. Young carers are children and young people aged up to 25 who care for a family member. This can be a parent or sibling with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition or terminal illness. Young carers may also look after an older person with care needs.
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