northern carers network logo

facebook header logo

Where Carers and their families come first

breakthru logo visit us on facebook

You've probably already realised your home life as a young carer is different to the lives of your friends and school mates. Trying to juggle your responsibilities at home with school, friends and a social life is difficult and sometimes you can feel like you're missing out on the fun stuff. Breakthru can help make that juggling act a bit easier.

With Breakthru there's a chance to get involved in activities and events and we can help out with support and information designed for your age group. We hold camps and school holiday activities as well as family days so everyone can get involved in the fun. We can advocate on your behalf with your school or other organisations so they can better understand your situation. And you can always make use of our telephone support service or our face to face counselling, either on your own or with your whole family if that's what you need.

Most importantly, we offer someone to listen and share your concerns.

breakthru pic

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.