Mental Health Carers NSW plans to apply for grants so that we can fund activities and supports for young people who live with and/or care for someone who has a mental illness. This includes young people who live with or care for a parent, sibling, partner, relative, kin, family member or close friend.
This is your chance to help us design your dream activities and supports. Please be as creative as you like! We would like to hear your suggestions of anything from arts and crafts groups, sports, coffee catch ups, online forums, events, festivals, information and resources, training or advocacy activities, leadership opportunities, school/TAFE/uni study groups, financial planning, etcetera, etcetera! Would you like to be supported, to meet other young people in similar situations, to take a moment to relax, to learn something new, to lead or work on your personal life goals or some combination of both?
We know how challenging it can be to be a young person who cares. Between caring, school, work and relationships it can be hard to find time for yourself. We are keen to build up young carers by listening to what they want and then supporting them in the way that they want.