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.
(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.
My (Windermere) counsellor has been one of the most important supports I have had throughout this whole process. She is amazing. I now see things from a completely different perspective.
I am on the lookout now too - 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.”
The amazing opportunity I got coming into the Windermere house and the 100% that I put into the program, has given me and my son a roof over our head and a second chance at a normal life.
48 Webb Street
Narre Warren, VIC 3805
ABN: 63 066 828 936
Registered Charity Number: A0025460D
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Phone: 1300 946 337
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