Young carers play a big part in the journey of someone diagnosed with MND, and they need a robust support network. The MND National Youth Hub provides information, support and tools for young carers ages 5 to 24 years old.
Lauren Alzamora (17) from NSW is the winner of our Youth Week Design Contest.
Contact your state MND association for the MND National Youth Hub Kids Pack and Booklet for ages 5-11 years.
View the booklet from the pack on screen here
If you are 12 to 16 years old and you want to help create the Youth Hub for your age group then email us at
Need to chat about being a young carer or have a question about MND? Contact us!
The Kids Help Line is a private and confidential telephone and online counselling service dedicated to help children and young adults. You can speak with Kidsline about carer stress, or other issues ranging from relationship breakdown and bullying to sexual abuse, homelessness, suicidal thoughts, depression and drug and alcohol usage. The helpline service receives more than one million calls per year. Kids Helpline is available 24/7 every day of the year.
Phone: 1800 55 1800
Web Chat: https://kidshelpline.com.au/get-help/webchat-counselling
There is help out there for children and adults who experience grief and loss. Take a look at this one for young people between 6 and 18, and speak to your parents if you think this (or another program) is for you.
Seasons for growth is “a program that strengthens the emotional and mental wellbeing of children and young people who are adapting to experiences of change, loss and grief in their lives.”