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Useful Sites

Links for Schools

education department of wa

department for communities

office for youth

National Young Carers Website

Carers SA Guide for Teachers

UK based ‘Friends of Young Carers' Website

Princess Royal Trust for Carers

This site includes extensive resources and examples for developing a Young Carer Plan at school.,6282,PR.html

children of parents with a mental illness

Promoting better outcomes for children and families where a parent has a mental illness. Thissite includes information for children, parents and professionals.

School Education Programs in Western Australia

Carers WA

The Carers WA Young Carers Program can provide professional development workshops and presentations for teachers and other school staff on the issues that young carers face and how to support young carers at school. Contact the Young Carer Support Officer on 1300 CARERS (1300 227 377) if you would like us to present or facilitate a workshop at your school. For further information on carers, visit the Carers WA website.


The ARAFMI School Education Program is an innovative mental wellbeing program aimed at dispelling the myths and misconceptions surrounding mental illness and promoting mental health. The program is intended for secondary students (years 8-12) within the Perth metro and Bunbury areas. It is a free program which involves a one hour (approx) interactive presentation to students. Please contact the School Education Officer on (08) 9427 7100.

Disability Services Commission

The Disability Services Commission has a contact list of guest speakers who are able to visit schools and raise awareness about a number of disabilities.


MindMatters offers highly interactive and engaging workshops to build staff knowledge and understanding of mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. MindMatters workshops are available to country schools and districts by request. Call the WA Project Officer on (08) 9264 4025 or e-mail [email protected].
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If your school or organisation has any programs which you would like to include on this page, please contact Carers WA on 1300 CARERS (1300 227 377) or email [email protected].

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