Support to help you in your caring role
Join the Young Carers of Northern Sydney
The Young Carers of Northern Sydney program supports young people who support a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependence, chronic condition, or who is frail. We provide mentoring to help you identify and achieve your goals, tutoring to help you establish good study habits and balance school with your responsibilities as a carer, respite so you can take a break from looking after someone and social activities to enjoy fun activities and connect with other young carers. The Young Carers Respite and Information Services program is sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.Get Support View Services
Through the Young Carers of Northern Sydney program, you will meet other young people who understand your situation, make friends, and have fun. You will be given opportunities to speak to adults who will listen to you and do their best to support you to the fullest. Mentoring, tutoring, respite, and social activities are included in the Young Carers of Northern Sydney program, which is all designed to support you throughout your role as a carer. Some of the ways that we can support you include:
- Tutoring to help you with your school work and help you prepare for exams
- Counselling and support groups
- Access to educational programs
- Access to camps
- Social events such as going to the movies, games nights, and more!
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We’re dedicated to supporting you
Convenience and peace of mind
We are committed to providing you or a loved one with an accessible and wide range of services, covering all your needs so you can continue doing what you enjoy with peace of mind.
We’re here to support you
At Your Side, our goal and main priority are to help you (or a loved one) live as comfortably as possible at home. Get support and advice to balance your caring responsibilities with your other lifestyle goals.
Emotional support & mental health
Being a carer can take its toll on your own mental health and wellbeing. Get emotional and mental health support so you can continue to care for loved ones while also looking after yourself.
Dedicated Customer Care Team
Our in-house Customer Care coordinators are caring and knowledgeable and will guide you through the services and government funding available so you can make the best choices to suit you. The team at Your Side is culturally diverse and speaks over 21 languages. They have the experience to understand your needs to advocate on your behalf.