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:
“Key Employment assessed my needs and organised the correct and appropriate training to help me upskill and to improve my employment options and chances.”
“The trainer has helped me overcome barriers by building up confident work ethics and helped me to understand being in a formal working environment. Key Training is a social environment as well as a learning environment where we are all treated equal.”
“Now I don’t think I am below anybody. I feel different from what I used to believe. I am treated like an equal individual and my opinions are listened to with respect and courtesy.”
“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.”
“I like KAPOW a lot because it’s good to learn new things and gain knowledge. It’s also good because you make friends with the trainers and other kids.”