Read young carer stories

Young carer stories are helping raise young carer awareness, help identify young carers and share their feelings and experiences.  By reading their stories you will be able to get an insight into what their role is like and how different it is for each person.

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He is my brother

Hi I was 5 years old when my brother was born and about a year and a half later he was diagnosed with autism. My parents picked up when my brother was very young that there was something different about him. Because my brother was different, my life was different also. I was teased and […]
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New day

Hello friends. My name is Mohammad and I’ve been a carer since my grandmother and grandfather lived with us. They both had terminal illness with my nan having Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and died in 2013 and my pop had bowel cancer and died in 2010. I was only 10 then. By the time they both passed, […]
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It’s hard work

So I’m a young 14 year old that has been a young carer for 2 years, let me tell you its hard work. So my mum has spinocerebellaataxia 1 (scar 1) now they limit my mum from doing a lot of things and let me tell you it’s hard for me as I have to […]
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Being a young carer

My name is Zoe, I am 14 and live in New South Wales. One unique thing about me is the fact that my family all think I am some kind of animal whisperer I have been caring for my mum for 2 years. My mum requires care because she has Multiple Sclerosis and Ankylosing Spondylitis. […]
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My grandfather and I

My name is Yunus, I am 16 and live in Victoria. One unique thing about me is I love cooking. I have been caring for my grandfather for 3 years. My grandfather requires care because he has a disability. I have to care for my grandfather because he’s lonely. My responsibilities include cleaning for my […]
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Who I am today

You are the love to my heart, the passion in my heart. You are the happiness in my smile and the drive in my passion. You’re the my first thought in the morning and the last thought at night. You have taught me so much, I have learnt how to live, appreciate and accept. I […]
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Unbroken

Hey there! My name is Jess, I am based in NSW, I’m 15 and I have been a young carer for all my life 🙂 I have a strong passion for music and love playing the guitar. I also love gaming. My Mum was a few months pregnant with me when my Dad had the […]
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I didn’t know I was a young carer

I’m Tom, I’m 22 and I’m from Newcastle, NSW. Originally I was a carer for my nan, who lived with us. Mum was a single parent, so she worked full time. Then unfortunately, when Nan passed away my mum couldn’t cope with it. She essentially had a nervous breakdown. I had to step in and […]
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I live in South Australia

My name is Tahlia, I am 16 and live in South Australia. One unique thing about me is that I’m in year 10 and I have been to 9 different schools. I have been caring for my sister for 3 years. My sister requires care because she was born with a rare genetic syndrome called […]
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I am unique

My name is Rafqaa. I am 16 years old and located in NSW. One unique thing about me is that I enjoy going to the farm with my dad. <br><br> I currently care for my sister who I have been caring for 11 years. My sister requires care as she has Sanfilippo syndrome which is […]
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