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Useful Sites

Links for Schools

education department of wa

www.det.wa.edu.au

department for communities

www.communities.wa.gov.au

office for youth

www.youth.wa.gov.au

National Young Carers Website

www.youngcarers.net.au/education

Carers SA Guide for Teachers

http://www.carers-sa.asn.au/yc/teachers.html

UK based ‘Friends of Young Carers' Website

http://www.friendsatwlyc.org/teachers

Princess Royal Trust for Carers

This site includes extensive resources and examples for developing a Young Carer Plan at school.
http://professionals.carers.org/young-carers/articles/schools-resource-pack,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.

http://www.copmi.net.au/

School Education Programs in Western Australia

The Carers WA 'Cloud' School Engagement Program

The Carers WA 'Cloud' School Engagement Program could help, to actively engage with schools to increase awareness and supports for young cares in the education system, providing assembly presentation, workshops for students, educators and parents. Click here to contact our School Engagement Project Officer.

Helping Minds

The Helping Minds 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. www.arafmi.asn.au

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.
http://www.disability.wa.gov.au/forcommunity/schools/guestspeakers.

MindMatters

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].
www.mindmatters.edu.au/resources_and_downloads/resources_landing.html.

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].

Glossary of terms used on this website.