Young carers

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Support for young school-aged carers to manage in their caring role.

What is it?

Support for school aged carers, who may be caring for a parent, sibling, other relative or a friend. We support young carers to manage their caring responsibilities and assist with daily tasks, helping them to stay in school and connected with other young carers and the community.

We provide educational and emotional support. Our team also offer a variety of programs, events and activities.

Who can use this service?

Any carer living in Moreland, Darebin, Banyule, Yarra, Nillumbik, Hume or Whittlesea.

Cost

A contribution to the cost of respite may be made, if needed. This will be discussed with the carer before the services start.

Do I need a referral?

No. You can be involved without a referral. Call 9495 2500 to register.

Location

We can also provide this service in a location that suits you or over the phone.

We run events for carers to attend across the northern metropolitan region of Melbourne.

See all Merri Health locations.

Register

Call CarerLinks North on (03) 9495 2500 or 1800 052 222.


More information

Who are carers?

Carers are family members and friends who look after someone who has problems managing at home or in the community without help. Carers can be parents, partners, spouses, young people, children and friends.

Are there any opportunities for carers to meet other carers?

Yes. We have a number of events during the year that can connect carers to other carers. We also run health and wellbeing events for carers to learn techniques to cope in their caring role.

How will CarerLinks North help me?

We will listen to what you want and need and try to help you in your caring role. We have many services that you can choose from. It is important to talk to someone about your experiences and how you are coping. 

Hear from our young carers.

Where do I find what activities and workshops are available for carers?

How can I refer someone to CarerLinks North?

Call (03) 9495 2500 to make a referral.


CarerLinks North is part of the Commonwealth Respite and CareLink Centres nationally and is funded by the Australian and Victorian governments.

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