Young carers are children or young people under the age of 18, who care or help to care for somebody in their family with an illness.
The Young Carers Programme, part of Family Carers Ireland, was established in 2012 to support carers aged 18 and under.
The young carer team can assist you to find services that will help you as a young carer.
It can be extremely challenging to juggle studying, caring, and everything else. Here are some tips and advice around balancing study with caring.
Stress is the uncomfortable feeling you get when you’re worried, scared, angry or overwhelmed.
Caring or helping to care for a loved one can be quite challenging and many young carers experience a range of feelings about their caring role.
Do you help to care for somebody in your family with an illness, a disability, a mental health issue or who has an alcohol or other drug problem?
We have many events which are ongoing on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis. Find out more on this page.
12 year-old Donagh helps to care for his younger brother Diarmaid, who has special needs.