Useful contact numbers
Carers WA 1300 CARERS
(1300 227 377)
A not-for-profit organisation, Carers WA provides support, workshops, counselling and social activities to family carers in Western Australia. The Carers WA Young Carers Program offers social activities including camps and outings, as well as information, counselling and referrals to other services for carers under the age of 26.
Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres
1800 052 222
The Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres offer a Young Carer Respite Program for young carers of school age. They can provide help with things like meals and cleaning, as well as tuition and social activities.
1800 55 1800
Ring Kids Help Line to chat with a counsellor for free anytime of the day or night.
(08) 9427 7100
ARAFMI provides support for people caring for a person with a mental illness. They conduct counselling and fun school holiday activities for young carers.
(08) 9245 2441
The COPMI program at Wanslea offers individual counselling and group work to children of parents with a mental illness. This is provided within the family home. COPMI also run fun school holiday activities for young carers.
Cancer Council Helpline
13 11 20
Ring the helpline for information and support about cancer and caring for someone with cancer.
1800 022 222
Health Direct is a 24 hour health advice service. They are also able to advise you on your nearest after hours health clinic.
Youth Legal Service
(08) 9202 1688
Legal advice for people up to the age of 25 including legal representation for people under 18.
Aboriginal Legal Service
1800 019 900
Legal advice and representation for Aboriginal people.