Katie's story

Katie is a mother of two young children who suffers from severe post natal depression, mental health issues and desperate feelings of isolation.

Katie’s husband left the family home after struggling to work full time, looking after the children and deal with the stress of Katie’s volatile mental illness.

Katie, alone with her two children, was unable to work and is now faced additional financial pressure to cover extra rental expenses. Her health suffered as a result.

Windermere provided Katie with support through counselling, housing and referrals to other necessary expertise. This allowed Katie to meet practical challenges, such as a place to live, as well as better manage her mental issues.


If you wish to help someone like Katie, then consider making a tax deductible donation today.

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Testimonial

(After the Healthy Women Healthy Relationships course) I am on the lookout now - next time I am in a relationship, I will be able to recognise the signs of domestic violence and I won’t let myself get stuck in that sort of position again.

Program Participant - Melbourne

Learning in a step by step process that we have to follow, we can’t reach the last step without stepping the first step. If we as educators succeed in building trust and connectivity then learning is fun. “To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today”.

Naeve, Windermere Early Childhood Educator - Melbourne

(Through Kids on Track) I learnt more about how drugs and alcohol affect our bodies. I don't want to end up the same way as Dad so I can now care for my body and make better decisions than what he did. 

Grade 6 Student, Program Participant - Cranbourne