The Young Carer Project
The Young Carer Project
In every classroom across Australia, two to three students will have a caring role. The Young Carer Project strives to create a school community where Young Carers have equal access to educational opportunities as their peers.
The Young Carer Project currently works with schools in Victoria only. The program adopts a whole school approach to engineer a kind, safe and supportive school environment where Young Carers can thrive.Express Your Interest
How does the Program Work?
The Little Dreamers team works with key teachers and wellbeing staff, Young Carers and the broader school community to create more awareness and understanding of Young Carers. We deliver professional development for staff through online modules and interactive training sessions, and empower Young Carers to implement the supports they want to see in their schools through regular workshops.
The Young Carer Project is currently listed on the Victorian Schools Mental Health Menu. We encourage Victorian schools to purchase the program through the Menu.
The Young Carer Project believes in a school community where Young Carers have equal access to educational opportunities as their peers. To do this, we’re educating teachers and students in schools across Queensland, helping them to better identify and support Young Carers in their classrooms.
When you become part of The Young Carer Project, you’ll nominate your key teachers and wellbeing staff (Teacher Champions) and students with caring roles (Young Carer Ambassadors), who will then participate in training, workshops and online modules.
Check out our project roadmap below to learn more about the process!View our Roadmap
"My colleague and I were lucky enough to be involved in the training and were instantly blown away by the connections made between the Little Dreamers facilitators and the students. They created such a warm and welcoming environment that students felt safe and supported to share their stories and the struggles they face as Young Carers. This is an extraordinary program, we are so excited to work with Little Dreamers and support Young Carer ambassadors at St Albans to create an environment where they and other Young Carers can thrive."
"The Young Carers Project was a very good, interactive day. We learnt a lot about what a Young Carer does and the responsibilities they do. Learnt about what other Young Carers do within their role and I believe the school should learn it and do more to support Young Carers in the school."