My road to wellness

(as a service user),

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About: Lives Lived Well - Cairns

I am writing this letter just to say thank you to this company and everyone who works here.

I have been to many councillors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and done many drug and rehab courses over the past 25 years, but none of them have ever been successful. I experienced trauma as a kid and grew up in a hard situation. This led me to start taking drugs and abusing alcohol as a young teenager. This reflected onto my adult life, where I followed into a deep rut of drug and alcohol abuse. No one I ever went to see did me any good or helped me out of this rut.

Since becoming a client of Lives Lived Well and seeing Steve on a regular basis I am feeling more positive and assured of my well-being than I have in my entire life. Never before had I seen anyone who didn’t feel an unnecessary need to delve into my past. Steve helped me to accept that my past has happened, there is nothing that can be done about that, and instead to focus about setting up a positive present and future.

Steve set me weekly exercise and challenges that pushed me to progress into a healthier mindset. These challenges helped me to start seeing things in a positive aspect and stop falling back onto a negative manner of thought, improving relationships with the people that are important in my life and working towards improving my failing business.

Steve’s encouraging demeanour, positive outlook, and the effect of the challenges he set me are what I contribute all my current success to.

Steve, you’re a legend. Thank you so much.

To the entire team at Lives Lived Well, keep doing what you're doing because you a making a huge impact on peoples’ lives.

Warmest Regards.

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Response from Gerard Moloney, Lives Lived Well

Hello Davodee2755,

Thank you for your story.

It is so encouraging to hear that the work done by Lives Lived Well and in particular one staff member, Steve, has enabled you to make such profound changes in your life. It is great to read how you have been able to experience the right support from Steve so you have been able to find the way to take the steps into a new way of living your life that you have not experienced before. You describe it as "feeling more positive and assured of my well-being than I have in my entire life". That is great to know and needs to be celebrated.

At Lives Lived Well we believe that with the right support people can change; that they can live their lives better. Your story is a great example of this belief being put into action. The team at Lives Lived Well in Cairns appreciate your comments as do staff across the whole organisation.

I wish you all the best in your journey of life and please keep in contact if we can be of further support.

Warm regards

Gerard

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