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:
“Training @ Key provided an adult learning environment with non-judgemental teaching. They take the time to explain things to me which makes me want to attend.”
“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.”
“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 because I can do the work well and the trainers are accepting. It is better than school and is helping get me a job.”
“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.”