Are you a young carer, or know a young carer who would like to participate in a study being held by Griffith University?
A young carer is someone under age 25 who provides unpaid care or provides support or spends extra time looking after someone who can’t look after themself (eg. family member, friend, community member). We want to learn more about being a young carer in Australia. We want to find out what help there is for young carers and what challenges young carers face. This research is being conducted by researchers at Griffith University and is supported by Arafmi Ltd and Little Dreamers.
You will be asked to take part in a survey which takes about 15-20 minutes to complete.
The research will tell us more about what it is like to be a young carer. The findings will help organisations that help young people like you to provide better support for young carers. As a
thank you for you doing the survey you can go into a draw to win one of four $25 Coles or Kmart store voucher.
If after doing the survey you feel upset and would like to talk to someone, you could contact
one of the following services.
• Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
• Headspace: 1800 650 890 or find a centre near you at Headspace.org.au
• Lifeline: 13 11 14
• Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636
• Arafmi Ltd: 1300 554 660
All your survey answers will be kept confidential and will only be seen by Griffith University researchers. If you wish to enter the prize draw you will need to list your name at the end of the survey. Please note that your survey answers will not be linked to your name. The researchers will keep your survey answers safe for five years and will then delete them.
Participation in this research is entirely voluntary. You do not have to take part. In consenting to undertake the survey you confirm that you are aged 9 to 24. For participants aged under 16, a parent/guardian must provide consent for you to complete the survey or they must complete the survey on behalf of you, with you providing answers to the questions. For participants aged 16 or 17, it is suggested that you discuss your participation in the survey with a parent/guardian.
Griffith University conducts research in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. If you have any concerns or complaints about the ethical conduct
of the research project you should contact the Manager, Research Ethics on (07) 3735 4375 or
Questions/further information: You can contact Nancy Spencer