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In the ACT there are a lot of services that have come on board to support young carers and their families. Here’s a list of one’s we know of, some details on what they do and how to contact them. If you think that someone’s missing, email us [email protected] or phone 6278 8444



Phone: 6278 8444 Address: PO Box 147 Kippax ACT 2615
Email: [email protected] Internet: www.cyclopsacts.com

CYCLOPSACT is a support service for young carers and their families in the ACT. Click here for more information.


Carers ACT
Phone: 1800 059 059 Address: Suite 5, Churches Centre, 54 Benjamin Way, Belc ACT 2617
Email: [email protected] Internet: www.carersact.asn.au
Carers ACT run a heap of services for people who are caring. They have support groups, counselling, respite for both the carer and their relative, heaps of information and workers who are there to offer help whenever you need it. For young carers, in particular, Carers ACT can help organise for the person that you care for to have some “Time Out” at Calvary Hospital. A bed is available from Saturday 10.00am to Sunday 4.00pm at Calvary Hospital. They have 24 hour care, assistance if required and meals, at no cost to you.  Call Carers ACT on for more info.


Junction Youth Health Service
Phone: 6232 2423 Address: PO Box 287 Civic Square ACT 2608
Email:[email protected] Internet: www.thejunction.org.au
The Junction Youth Health Service is a service for young people aged 12 to 25 and is open Monday to Friday from 1pm to 5pm. It can be found on the corner of Marcus Clark and Rudd Sts in Civic (across from the Jolimont Centre. At the Junction you can access doctors, nurses and a counsellor all free of charge and you do not have to make an appointment, just drop in and get the help you need.


Kincare Community Services
Phone: 1300 733 510 Address: PO Box 56 Waramanga ACT 2611
Email: [email protected] Internet: www.kincare.org.au
Kincare Community Services helps young carers with support at home (with cooking, cleaning and other bits around the place), transport, activities, mentoring and so much more. Their workers are awesome – always there to help when you need it and are also there to listen when you need a chat. Make sure you give them a chat cos it’d be worth your while.


Phone: 6278 8444 Address: PO Box 147 Kippax ACT 2615
Email: [email protected] Internet: www.cyclopsacts.com
Litmus supports Young Carers caring for a parent with a mental illness, the parent with the mental illness and other family members.


Mental Health Foundation ACT inc
Phone: 6282 6658 Address: 42 Townsend st Phillip
Email: [email protected] Internet: www.mhf.org.au
Mental Health Foundation can help you with information, support groups, residential respite care for family members with mental health issues, outreach support, skills programs, counseling and a whole lot more. If you’ve got any questions / concerns about mental illness or need some help – this is the program for you!


MS Society
Phone: 6285 2999 Address: 117 Denison St, Deakin
Email: [email protected] Internet: www.ms.org.au
The best place to go to get information and support regarding MS is, surprise surprise, the MS Society. The MS Society assists people with MS and related neurological disorders and their families by offering counseling, information, referral, advocacy, community education, hospital and home visits and providing links with community services. They also provide a whole host of supports to people with MS in their home or at McKesson House.


Skills for Carers – CIT
Phone: 6207 3628 Address: GPO Box 826 Canberra ACT 2601
Email: [email protected] Internet:
Skills for Carers provides individuals or small group training for carers of any age. Learn how to deal with stress, do your first aid certificate, learn how to look after yourself… and heaps heaps more!


St Nicholas’ Young Carers Program – St Vincent de Paul Society
Phone: 6282 2722 Address: 17-19 Colbee Court Phillip
Email: [email protected] Internet: www.stvincanb.com.au
St Vincent de Paul runs camps, catch-up days, trips to Sydney, the coast, and other fun stuff for young carers aged between 9 and 15. The young carers program, St Nicks, is a program run by young people for young people. As well as being a chance to have some time out, the St Nicks program brings young carers together for support, for challenges and for opportunities to talk about things that are important in their lives.


Youth in the City
Phone: 6232 2433 Address: Club 12/25 Cnr Ballumbir & Petrie Streets, Civic
Email: [email protected] Internet:
Youth in the City is the name of the youth centre in Civic which offers a whole range of supports including case management, emergency relief, and family support as well as the Big Pig Internet café where you can jump on a computer, play some pool or ping-pong or just have a chat with a worker.


YWCA Youth Services - SCOPE
Phone: 6257 1640 Address: Cnr Rutherford & Officer Cres, Ainslie
Email: [email protected] Internet: www.ywca-canberra.org.au

Scope offers one to one support to all young people aged 12 – 25 in the ACT.  CYOSS can meet you to have a chat or work with you over a longer period.  It’s an outreach service, so staff can come and meet you somewhere safe and convenient.  They can also go to appointments with you, help you get information and link you up with other services. 

Scope also provides information to young people in the ACT. If you or a group of friends are interested in getting information on ANYTHING – AXYS can design a group according to your needs and have a wide range of information that you can access. Your group can also be run through your school.


If you know any more services that are there to support young carers, email [email protected] and we’ll put them up.


PO Box 147, Kippax ACT 2615   |    Phone: 02 6278 8444   |    email: [email protected]

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