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If you would like to submit your story, please email the Young Carers team on [email protected] or click on Submit a Story.

Elvin's Story

" Hi, my name is Elvin. I am 15 years old and have had the experience of looking after my brother of 8 with ADHD and my sister of 3 with Global Development Delay. We have only just moved to Perth from Geraldton which isn’t easy with my two siblings." 

Read Elvin's story here 

Emily's Story

Looking Beyond the Difference 

Emily is 14 years old. Her 10 year old sister has Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. This beautifully written short story is an autobiographical account which illustrates how inspired she is by her sister's strength of spirit. "The sky is literally the limit for this girl..."

Read her story here

Tori's Story

An Ordinary Moment

My name's Tori and I'm a university student studying Arts in Western Australia. My fourteen year old brother has low-functioning Autism and Dyspraxia. This is my story. Click here to read the full story...

Matthew's Story

A letter submitted by Matthew's stepfather

Dear Young Carers,
This is a short story about my Step Son Matthew Littlemore who is a Young Carer for his younger brother Christopher.
Click here to read the full story...