Help keep minds well
Thousands of teenagers in Australia are in crisis. They feel trapped in their roles as carers for relatives with mental health problems, and they’re struggling to cope.
These kids are managing their relative’s medication and appointments with doctors, doing the housework and cooking meals. As if this wasn’t enough, they often have to get a job after school to help pay the bills.
They are hurting and it’s not their fault. There’s no such thing as time off when you’re caring for someone with a mental health problem. It’s a relentless, 24/7 job that would tax anyone to the limit, especially someone so young. It’s no surprise that many of these young carers suffer from anxiety and depression.
Wesley Mission provides a range of services to support carers. These include in-home respite care, residential respite care and counselling. Your donation can give carers hope.
Please help keep minds well and donate today.
Give them a lifeline
An emergency call to a trained Lifeline counsellor can offer hope to a distraught carer. Your $45 donation would cover the costs of that call and help to train other counsellors..
Give now and help them cope
A few hours’ break makes a difference to an exhausted young carer.
Your $75 donation would fund a visit from a respite worker.
The gift of hope
Your $95 donation will fund counselling for a distressed young carer.
This gives them the opportunity to find ways to cope and, ultimately, to rediscover hope.