Carers Australia Young Carers
Carers NSW Young Carers
Department of Local Government and Communities
The Siblings Program supports siblings of people with a disability or chronic illness.
Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centres
Help support young carers whose caring roles are impacting on their education. They may be able to provide tutoring and other supports. There are young carer programs through organisations linked to the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre (CRCC) across Western Australia. Although the online site is no longer available, more information and the closest program to you can be found by calling 1800 052 222.
Headspace is a one-stop-shop where you can talk to professionals who are trained to help young people, aged 12 to 25, to deal with any health problems they may have. Metro centres are located in Fremantle, Osborne Park, Rockingham and Mandurah and regional centres in Albany, Broome, Pilbara, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie and Bunbury!
HelpingMinds (formerly Mental Health Carers Arafmi) provide services and support to family/friend carers of a person who is mentally unwell. Membership is free as are many of the services which include counselling, support groups, respite, young carer support, information, referrals and advocacy.
Wanslea is a not-for-profit, non-government agency providing services to children and families in Western Australia.
Youth beyondblue is an extension of beyondblue and focuses on the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 12 to 25 years.
The Reach Out site provides young people with the information, help, support, advice and connections they need to manage their mental health and wellbeing.
Youth Focus work with young people, aged 12 to 18 years, who are showing early signs associated with suicide, depression and self-harm. Youth Focus can also provide services to their families.
Rethink Mental Illness
Information on the big questions for anyone affected by mental illness, including carers, family and friends.
Educate Yourself: Cybersmart
A government-run interactive website for parents, children and teenagers focussing on digital safety.
Student Health Drug Watch
Information on drugs commonly used by young adults and the side effects that these drugs have. If you are seeking help for a drug or alcohol related problem, you can call Carers WA on 1300 227 377 and ask for a referral.
Youth Advocacy Council of WA (YACWA)
YACWA is a human rights organisation that advocates for young people's involvement in the community and offers leadership opportunities and courses. They have a diverse range of networks that young people can get involved in, including MYAN (Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network), YEP ( Youth Educating Peers); a sexual health program, YDAN (Youth Disability Network), SHOUT OUT; for public speaking and the Youth Pride Network (LGBTIQA+). YACWA also holds an annual Catalyst Youth Summit and an International Youth Exchange program.