August 2012
Young Carer E-News August 2012
Welcome to the August edition of E-News!

August brings an exciting opportunity to participate in a young carer video! Carers Australia is aiming to raise awareness about young carers and the amazing job you do, by creating a video for the world to see!

This month's E-news also highlights South West Sydney's young carer bowling day and Central West's Camp Kookaburra Kids camp. There is also a couple of parenting workshops in Sydney and two new websites launched with a mental health focus!
Be sure to keep your eye on our Facebook page for all the current YC news and fun stuff!

Attention Service Providers: Carers NSW invites proposals for abstracts for the Carers NSW 2013 Biennial Conference. Read on for more details!

Have a great month everyone!

The YC Team

Please email us at yc@carersnsw.asn.au if you have information about upcoming events or activities for young carers or know of a young carer who would want to join our Young Carer Club. We also provide information and referral to services throughout NSW for service providers.

For more information, phone us on 1800 242 636
Carers NSW 2013 Biennial Conference - Call For Abstracts
ATTENTION PROFESSIONALS!

Carers NSW invites proposals for papers/workshops/posterboards for the Caring, Working, Living Conference in 2013.
Click here for more info...

The Carers NSW 2013 Biennial Conference aims to bring together health professionals, disability and other service providers, government representatives and employers, and provides an opportunity to explore practice and ideas, research and initiatives in carer support.
Young Carer Video Opportunity!
Want to be a young carer video star??
 
Carers Australia is seeking young carers to be part of a young carer video! 
 
The aim of the video is to raise awareness about young carers and the fantastic work that you do! 
 
For more information or to register your interest please contact the YC Team on 1800 242 636 or email yc@carersnsw.asn.au.
 
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young carers are encouraged to register their interest!
Young Carer (and a friend!) Bowling Day – South West Sydney
Join the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre's South West Sydneys Young Carer Program for an afternoon of bowling, pizza and fun for you and a friend! Click here for more info…
When: Thursday 30 August 2012 // 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Siblings Support Group – Bondi
Come and join the sibling support groups that are running in Bondi Junction for 7 to 11 year olds. Click here for more info…
 
When: Every second Saturday starting from August 4 2012
Cancer turned your life upside down? Program
CanTeen is running a ‘Cancer turned your life upside down?’ program for people who have a family member who has cancer or who has passed away from cancer. It is about exploring your feelings and learning skills to help you cope with the changes that cancer has caused in your life. Click here for more info…
 
When: Friday 24 to Sunday 26 of August 2012
Calling Sydney Young Carers Who Have A Parent With Dementia - Research Study
Are you between 10 and 24 years old and have a parent with dementia? The University of Sydney are interested in finding out what it is like to have a parent living with younger onset dementia. Click here for more info…
Kookaburra Kids' Central West Camp – Central West
Kookaburra Kids is running an exciting camp for young carers aged between 13 and 18 in the Central West of NSW! Click here for more info…
 
When: Friday 12 October – Sunday 14 October 2012
SMILES Program – Bathurst
Relationships Australia is running a SMILES (Simplifying Mental Illness plus Life Enhancement Skills) program during the September holidays for children aged 8-12 who have someone in their family with a mental illness. The program is designed to increase coping skills, encourage self-expression, reduce feelings of isolation, increase self-esteem and much more! Click here for more info…

When: Tuesday 25 September – Thursday 27 September 2012  // 9:00am – 3:00pm each day

STAT (Support Training Access Transition) Program - Hornsby
STAT is for young people in Year 9 and Year 10 who are disengaged from school and would like to re-engage with their education. Click here for more info…
 
When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning Tuesday 11 September 2011 // 9:30am – 2:30pm
Parenting Workshops – Marrickville
Parent Wise is running free workshops for parents of adolescents to help parents understand adolescence and what parenting styles work! Click here for more info...
 
When: Friday 12 October 2012 – Friday 16 November 2012
Teenage Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) Seminars – Dee Why
Warringah Council is running a series of free seminars for workers, parents and carers of teenagers. Click here for more info…
The Way Ahead Online Directory
This directory lists more than 2000 mental health services in NSW, and has just been launched online for the first time. It makes it easy to find a mental health service in your local area, understand mental health terminology and jargon through fact sheets on mental illness, information about mental health legislation, and government programs and rebates. Click here for more info…
ReachOut’s New Website
ReachOut.com have launched a new website for young people who want to know more about mental health and tackling everyday life problems. Click here for more info…
What’s Next After School - Info Session – Maroubra
Bowen Library is holding an information session about career and education opportunities other than university. Hear from industry professionals and get a chance to have your questions answered! Click here for more info… 
 
When: Wednesday 29 August 2012 // 6:30pm – 8:00pm
SBS Insight Program
SBS Insight is looking to interview families and carers who have a child with a severe disability and who are in need of respite to be on their program. Click here for more info…
Sydney Story Factory - Redfern
The Sydney Story Factory is a not-for-profit creative writing centre for young people based in Redfern. Volunteer tutors are available to provide young people with help in writing stories of all kinds, and that can be published in as many ways as possible. Click here for more info… 

When: After school programs

Mission to Lars – Special Screening – Cremorne
The Fragile X Association of Australia is proud to present a special screening of ‘Mission to Lars’ a documentary about Tom Spicer: A Man with fragile X Syndrome on a mission! Click here for more info…
When: Wednesday 29 August 2012 // 6:30pm
 
Articles For Professionals
Click here for articles on research, policy, and best practice relating to children, youth and young carers in the latest edition of the Carers NSW e-bulletin.
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