Key Employment client Chelsea Adams was guest speaker at Lifeline North Coast and TAFE’s Out of the Shadows and into the Light suicide prevention walk in Coffs Harbour yesterday.
Over 300 locals converged to recognise the impact of suicide and reflecting on personal experiences and lives lost.
Chelsea talked about the importance of reaching out and asking for help to develop support networks, including how Key Employment, Headspace and Wesley Youth Mission helped her.
Chelsea is an amazing ambassador for youth mental health while sharing her lived experience to spread hope to others. Her message: “things get better and there is hope.”
If you have been affected by suicide please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit their website here.
Chelsea with Scott Seccombe from Veterans Centre MNC:
“I found the course very interesting and would recommend it to anyone who loves animals, like me 🙂 But I loved that it wasn’t all in class and we went on excursions aswell. It was awesome, I wished it went longer.”
“If I have trouble with the work given I know my teacher at Key will sit down with me and talk me through the work. Key Training has given me the retail skills which will lead to me getting a job.”
“Before becoming a client of Key Employment I had tried to get a job part time. My friends were all getting jobs, but I wasn’t able to get one. I also found trying to apply for jobs on the internet hard because I am dyslexic. Thanks to Key Employment I am now employed as a kitchen hand.”
“I think they are doing a great job. They are providing for my needs and they are there to help us. It’s nice to have some support without feeling afraid; they are very reassuring. I feel looked after and respected, and they allow support, but don’t take away your dignity.”
“Key is fun! The trainers are awesome. I’m keen to get a job.”