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Dream Experience

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Ever wanted to ride in a hot air balloon? Or run onto the ground with your favourite footy team? We can help!

Our Dream Experience Program is a one-off support designed to celebrate and reward Young Carers for all they do.

If you (or someone you know) is a Young Carer, apply below, list a few things you’d LOVE to do, and we’ll organise your one-of-a-kind Dream Experience!

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Young Carers

Holiday Program

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Our Holiday Program gives Young Carers the opportunity to have some fun on the school holidays, connect with other young people in similar circumstances and take some time out from their caring role.

Run every school holidays in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, these full days of fun include workshops, arts and crafts, exercise, dance, drama and music, in awesome locations such as Luna Park!

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Big Dreamers

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Being a young person between is tough. Mental health becomes increasingly important for Young Carers at this age, as they navigate identity, career, relationships and the added responsibility of a caring role.

Built from personal experience and qualitative research, the Big Dreamers Personal Development Program runs for six months with 15 inspiring Young Carers aged 13-18. The aim of the program is to empower, develop resilience and provide the opportunity to build new skills and draw out hidden talents.

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Mentoring, Tutoring and More

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We believe positive role models can create a lasting and vital impact in the lives of Young Carers.

Mentors and tutors provide Young Carers with someone to spend time with and reduce feelings of loneliness and social isolation for Young Carers. Our volunteers can offer help with schoolwork, provide guidance and give Young Carers a break from their caring role.

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Dreamers Hub

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Our Dreamers Hub is an online community created by Young Carers for Young Carers.

No matter where you are, if you’re a Young Carer, you’re welcome here!

  • Expert-led live forums
  • Tips and tricks
  • Inspirational content
  • Educational resources
  • Support catalogues
  • Blog posts
  • Upcoming community events
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The Young Carer Project

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As it stands, 40% of Young Carers do not complete high school, often due to time constraints, lack of support and bullying.

We’re educating students, teachers and parents on what it is to be a Young Carer and how to identify, support and amplify their education journey.

Our new school accreditation program is piloting in Victoria and is also soon to begin in Brisbane.

Find out more and nominate your school to get involved.

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Retreat

Carer Gateway Support

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From April 2020, Little Dreamers is providing support to Young Carers in Queensland and New South Wales areas of South West Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains via the Carer Gateway.

If you’re a Young Carer (under 25) in these regions, you’ll be eligible to access support services delivered by Little Dreamers through the Carer Gateway, including In-Person Peer Support and tailored financial support packages.

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Ballarat here we come!!! 🙌☀️

We’re so so excited to see everyone tomorrow evening at our Ballarat Family BBQ event!

Come on down and meet Gee, Tay and the rest of the Little Dreamers team 👋 as well as fellow Young Carers and their family members. There’ll be prizes, games, food and fun - all in one evening! 🎉

If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time! Head to 👉 bit.ly/LD-ballarat ✨

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Our Sydney Young Carers Festival is here! 🎉🎡

Join us in NSW Youth Week for a magical evening with the stars ✨ Strike a pose on the red carpet as you enter Madame Tussauds and snap photos with some of the world’s biggest celebrities! 📸

Tickets cost $10 per person, and Young Carers registered with Little Dreamers attend for free.

Don't miss out 👉 bit.ly/youngcarersfestival-syd

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Meet ✨@melliyu✨our fantastic final panelist for our upcoming International Women's Day breakfast.

With an honours in Psychology, and no stranger to the commercial world through her entrepreneurial endeavours, Melissa is a truly empathetic and inspiring speaker and leader 🎤

Melissa’s overall purpose is to leave others in a better position than before meeting them 💖 Having lost her late partner to suicide, Melissa harnesses life experience to advocate for causes relating to suicide an awareness prevention.

At 27, she listened to her gut instincts and took the plunge to start her own company, @mcoevents, and is also the Founder of @egoexpo_au, an annual two-day expo for independent and growing brands in streetwear fashion and urban culture 💪

We just can't wait to hear more!

Book your tickets here 👉 bit.ly/iwd-breakfastwithchampions (we’ve also got the link in our bio)

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Beanbags and Big Dreamers ✨🥰 ...

Second time lucky! 🤞

We're excited to announce the new date of our Valentine's Family Picnic, which will now take place on Sunday 28 March from 11am-2pm 💖

While it's not quite Valentine's Day anymore, we think every day is a good day to celebrate those we love!

For those who have already purchased a ticket, these will automatically be transferred across to the new date 🎟 If you can't attend on this date, please send us a DM and we'll organise your refund!

Book at ➡️ bit.ly/LD-ValDay
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