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Breakthru is a support program for young people aged 7 - 18 who provide care for someone at home. The person being cared for can be a parent, brother, sister, relative or anyone in your home needing ongoing care. The group provides a sense of belonging, and the opportunity to chill out with people that understand what it's like to be caring for someone in your family. Young Carers have fun and look forward getting involved in a range of activities offered through 'breakthru' young carers program.

We know what you do is hard and sometimes you might need help. Breakthru can put you in touch with people who can help with a range of services and activities designed for people your age.

What young Carers do at home is important but it's also important that you take time out for yourself. Breakthru can help you balance what you do at home with equally important things, like your education and a social life. After all, a balanced life will help you stay on top of things so you can feel good and stay healthy.

Listed below are the locations and times of breakthrough monthly programs

Gawler: Youth Shak, Gawler Sport and Community Centre, Nixon Terrace, Gawler

Held monthly on a Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm

Playford: Northern Community of Hope church, lot 2 Pritchard st Davoren Park

Held monthly on a Tuesday 4:30 - 6:30pm

Kilburn: the Kilburn community centre, 59 Gladstone Ave, Kilburn

Held monthly on a Thursday 4:30 – 6:30pm

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contact us


phone   8284 0388

fax         8284 0399


support groups


Northern Carers Network offers access to a range of Support Groups for Carers. Some are specialised and others are more general. Some groups meet monthly and some fortnightly. Some share coffee and a chat and others hear from guest speakers or go out and about. What they all have in common is they provide an opportunity for Carers to connect with people in similar circumstances to their own.

View the list of support groups here.