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David a young man from rural NSW, arrived at TCF with a number of challenges including a short hospitalisation for active psychosis. During his time at the Farm, he learned to manage his substance use and mental health.

stepping-out-strong mainDavid, a young Aboriginal man from rural NSW, arrived at Triple Care Farm (TCF) with a number of challenges including a short hospitalisation for active psychosis. During his time at the Farm, he learned to manage his substance use and mental health.

Following his graduation from the TCF residential program in 2013, David moved into the Stepping Out program, which provided him with follow-up support in the community.

Thanks to your support, David received a scholarship to put towards further education and was supported to complete his Certificate II in Business Studies. The TCF case worker worked with David and the local Indigenous Employment Service to ensure that David's goals were achievable and in line with his wider aspirations.

Following the completion of this course, David was successful in gaining a traineeship as a shearer close to his family and his wider support networks. Despite David's active participation and enjoyment of the traineeship, his skills for managing distress were put to the test when an accident in the workshop resulted in a broken leg. But David's new coping strategies meant that he was able to handle this unexpected setback and manage this stressful period without returning to substance use.

David has now been invited back to complete his traineeship and continues to do well in the community. You should be very proud of the changes David has made and everything he is achieving. None of this would be possible without your support.

There are others like David, ready to take that first step to turn their lives around. Can you show them you believe in them too?

Please donate today to ensure more young people have the opportunity for a second chance.

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