Young carers on SBS Insight!

On 14 May 2013, SBS Insight featured an episode on young carers! We just want to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful young carers who were so courageous and willing to share their stories on national television. If you missed the episode, don’t stress, you can watch it online here!

 Here’s what young carer John, had to say about the experience of sharing his story on TV:

“My favourite part was meeting other young carers in different situations and seeing what they go through, and staying at the nice hotel. (The SBS TV studio is in Sydney. John lives outside of Sydney so SBS put John and his family up in a hotel so they could be involved in the program.) I was nervous because I had never been in a live studio before and thought I might say something (I didn’t mean to say) on air. I would recommend other people do something like this because it gets the word out there and gives viewers an idea about who young carers are and how different they are, that they might be caring for someone in a wheelchair or someone with a mental illness and it lets them know there is help available.”