Stories from people we support

Starting over at St Bart’s

“My life has had its fair share of trauma, hurdles and setbacks,” admits Athol, who has received support from St Bart’s for almost nine months. “But St Bart’s has enabled me to start over, get back on my feet and begin putting one foot in front of the other again. …

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Art that breaks down the boundaries

Currently residing at our Women’s Service, Yolanda has experienced mental health challenges for a number of years. She isn’t letting that get in the way of her art and the therapeutic benefits it provides her. “When I’m painting, I don’t notice the change in personalities,” says Yolanda. “I like bringing …

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Michael’s story

Michael has struggled with the effects of negative thoughts throughout his life, however, it was after separating from his wife in 2012 when things started to get really bad. Arriving in Perth in February 2018 without any photo ID, he found shelter at 55 Central Crisis Accommodation before coming to …

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