Horses for Hope- Young Carer program
FamilyCare and Horses for Hope have teamed up to provide a unique opportunity for young carers in their community. The program, which is held at Horses for Hope in Mooroopna North, provides young carers with the chance to work with horses in a peer group setting. The young carers program is held during the school holidays, and the participants are given the opportunity to experience equine therapy. Equine therapy has been shown to have a positive impact on individuals with a range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and trauma.
The young carers program is designed to provide a supportive and safe environment for young carers to learn and grow. Participants are encouraged to develop their horsemanship skills and build relationships with their peers. Through working with horses, the young carers learn important life skills such as communication, trust, and responsibility.
The program is open to young carers aged 8 to 18 years old, who are caring for a family member with a chronic illness, disability, mental health condition or drug and alcohol dependency. Young Carers must be registered with Carer Gateway to attend this program.
For more information on getting involved in this program please contact FamilyCare Carer Support on 03 5823 7081.