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  • As a young carer, you might help out with jobs around the house, give medicines and organise appointments for the person you care for.
  • Even though you are caring for someone else, it is important that you remember to take care of yourself as well.
  • Having negative feelings such as guilt, frustration and anger is normal. But if you feel like your feelings are becoming too hard to manage, it is a good idea to speak with someone about it.
  • Carers Victoria offers free counselling and information for young carers.
  • The Australian Government can help by providing respite care and financial assistance to young carers.

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Reviewed on: 19-10-2015