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Empowering lives through generosity: Support Krystal and help others from surviving to thriving

Is there anything more rewarding than seeing a person go from surviving to thriving?

When Krystal came to Flourish Australia, her life was chaotic. Losing custody of her two small children crushed any hope she had of creating a life for herself and her family. But it also pushed her to take the first step on her journey to recovery — and ask for help.

With a safe space to call home, Krystal was able to grab hold of the lifelines she needed. She joined a Women & Children’s program. Free courses in practical life skills — like parenting and budgeting — gave her back peace of mind and a new-found sense of confidence.  

“A Circle of Security course helped me to understand how to care for my son well, and the staff here have taught me so much. I just love being a mum and as I’ve spent time around the other mums I’ve grown more confident in my parenting.”

Flourish Australia’s Peer support workers cared for Krystal through the isolation of COVID-19 lockdowns, and offered guidance and advice for meetings about getting back custody of her children. They even helped her get a driver’s licence, by minding her kids. 

As Krystal formed connections and community, she finally got back the sense of belonging she’d been missing her whole life. She is no longer just surviving — she’s thriving.

“Now that I've experienced what it means to belong and seeing what is possible for me in my life, I don’t want to ever go back to where I have been.”

Krystal learned that it was okay to ask for help when she needed it. And Flourish Australia would like to ask for your help.

Over 800,000 Australians are struggling with mental health challenges right now. Many have to wait 6 months to access the help they need. The mental health support services and care that Flourish Australia provides is possible because of generous donors like you. And you know better than most what a difference they make.

If you’re in a position to give — will you support us, and help even more Australians to recover and flourish? 

If you are in a position to make a donation, please consider giving today. It makes all the difference in the world.

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