- For 13 - 17 years
- Duration 2 nights away
- When No NSW Heroes in 2021
At around 14 I started coming to Reach just out of interest. I wasn’t aware of it at the time, but looking back on it I think I was looking for something more than just my simple private school, silver platter life.
I was pretty lucky in my first few years at Reach, but then when I was about 16 my parents really started to struggle and their marriage broke up. I also developed depression and anxiety. It was a really tough patch for me, but because I’d been coming to Reach, I’d already started to develop my self-awareness, resilience and self-belief. In retrospect, Reach had given me a really good understanding of my emotions and the space to be vulnerable, which meant that I had the support to make it through that stage of my life.
We measure the impact our workshops have
We’ve been doing this work for over two decades now and have worked with close to 900,000 young people. We measure the impact of every workshop we run through evaluations – here are just a few stats from 2016.
of participants believed our workshops helped them have more confidence in themselves.
of participants said they felt empowered to make more positive choices in their lives following a workshop.
of young people we worked with would recommend our workshops to their mates.
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