Supporting family can be really tough, but can also be really rewarding. If you are looking after a family member, remember to take care of yourself too.
Are you taking on caring responsibilities?
If you’re young and helping to look after someone you care about, you might qualify as a ‘young carer’. Take a look at our checklist to see if you fit the bill.
The ups and downs of looking after someone you care about
Helping to care for someone you love can be a super rewarding experience, but it can also be exhausting and hard to manage.
Resources to support young carers
Helping to look after a friend or family member is a big responsibility and it’s important that you get the support you need. We've put together a list of services and resources that aim to help young carers.
Looking after yourself when caring for someone else
Looking after yourself is a really important part of caring for someone else. Here are a few tips to make sure you’re looking out for number one, as well as the person you’re helping out.
Personal story: sisterly support through a tough time
While it's always hard for someone with a serious illness, it can be just as hard for those who love them. One girl shares her experiences of helping her sick sister.
My parent has a mental illness
Whether your parent has been diagnosed with a mental illness, or you think they have a mental health condition, it’s normal to have conflicted feelings about it.
This young person had no choice but to help her mother battle schizo-affective disorder. This is the story of how a mother and daughter learnt not to go it alone.