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TCF-students-2 thumb2Check out Sir David Martin Foundation's latest news and read some of the stories of the young people you've supported.


 

Peter, TCF Student



The most remarkable part of the Triple Care Farm journey is the gift young people receive as they regain their sense of self and purpose in life. Where there is purpose, there is hope, and where there is hope, there is life. 

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Sarah Green, TCF Senior Psychologist

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, or DBT for short, is commonly used to treat complex mental health issues like suicidal thoughts and behaviours, Borderline Personality Disorder, and more recently, substance misuse issues with young people.

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In November 1990, Sir David Martin’s vision was realised when his foundation was established and thus created a vehicle for compassionate fellow Australians to come together and provide support for highly vulnerable young people in our society.

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Urgent appeal to address the ice epidemic

Did you know that one out of every hundred young Australians, will try “ice”. Sadly, many will become hooked early on. Even sadder, is that there are no safe and suitable “detox” options for a young person, who wants to rid their body of this dreadful and highly addictive substance.

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Accepting the things you cannot change

Stuart was both abused and neglected by his parents for as long as he could remember. At 16 he couldn’t bear it any longer, so he left home to live on the streets with his dog, Boris. He begged for money and would scrape by each day with just enough to keep him and his dog from starving.

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Amy

It's been nearly a decade since Amy graduated from Triple Care Farm, yet she still speaks with conviction about where she'd be if it weren't for the support she received. Amy recently sat down with some of the TCF Students to show them that she is living proof that the program works.

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News Archive

One in 3 homeless young people say they are homeless because they are unable to afford housing costs or find work...

Homeless youth are much more likely to have alcohol and drug problems, mental illness and trouble with the law...

33% of youth aged 16 and 17 years have tried at least one type of illegal substance including; cannabis, hallucinogens, amphetamines, ecstasy, opiates or cocaine...

Over 100,000 Australians are homeless on any given night, of which at least 44,000 are aged 12 to 25...