Resources: Young Carers

These organisations provide support to young people who are caring for a family member or friend with a mental illness.

Young Carers Program

1800 242 636


Information and advice regarding mental health problems, and a place for young people to access support.

It’s allright

For young people dealing with mental illness in their family.

Al-anon and Alateen

Alateen is a part of Al-anon - a worldwide program that supports people whose lives are affected by a family member's alcohol problems.  Alateen is for teenagers (12 - 18yrs). They have meetings, books and a newsletter.


Support, education and advocacy for carers, family and friends of someone with a mental illness.
02 9332 0700
1800 655 198

Blackdog Institute

Offers specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder.

Children of parents with a mental illness (COPMI)

Provides information for family members where a parent has a mental illness.
(08) 8367 0888

Mental Health Association NSW

Information and support related to mental health.


A web based service that inspires young people to help themselves through tough times and find ways to boost their own mental health and well-being.

SANE Australia

Information and support for people with a mental illness and their carers.
1800 187 263

Schizophrenia Fellowship

1800 985 944

Youth Drug Support

YDS, youth drug support, is a website for young people with info about drugs and alcohol. You can also chat with others and ask questions. 
1300 368 186 (local call)


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