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Impact stories

reduction in chronic substance use
decrease in suicide attempts
in stable housing
engaged in education and employment

Kyle's Story

Kyle* was caught up in the cycle of substance misuse and saw his life starting to unravel. Triple Care Farm offered him the second chance he needed for a fresh start.

Lily's Story

This is a story about how Triple Care Farm not only saved the life of Lily*, but restored the special, irreplaceable bond between mother and daughter.

My life was in danger

Hugo was a cheeky kid from a warm, close family. He mixed with great friends, loved surfing, art and had a lot of love to give.

I felt out of control

At 14, Michael* lived a troubled life with his unwell mother.

Out of trouble and into rehab

Tyson* called Triple Care Farm and said “I’m desperate. I need help. I don’t want to go to jail.

Sam's Story

Sam, 19, was in acute psychosis, covered in blood and unable to tell staff if it was hers or someone else’s, she was scared.

A bitter road with a bright horizon

Matthew shines bright and is full of energy and optimism, making it hard to believe the road he has travelled, to be where he is now.


Five years down the track

Five years out of Triple Care Farm, Saige is happy and healthy – grateful for the opportunity she was given those years ago.

Elli feels purpose in life again

Elli, a Triple Care Farm graduate, recently conquered her fear of public speaking and shared her story in front of a bunch of strangers.

Dylan finds belonging and purpose

Dylan was 21 years old when he referred himself to Triple Care Farm rehab to address concerns of methamphetamine use and a history of misuse of marijuana and ecstasy.


Tammy’s story

Tammy was the first young person through David Martin Place – the new youth detox service. She shares about her experience.

From homelessness to University

Clair grew up in a family where everyone had an unhealthy relationship with alcohol.

Josie takes back control

As a child Josie* was subjected to physical and mental abuse from her mother – this trauma went on to play a significant part in her physical and mental health.

Second chances

Zoe* is grateful that she receieved a second chance at Triple Care Farm after relapsing.

I’m excited about my future

Henry was addicted to multiple drugs before he plucked up the courage to ask for help.

Thank you for accepting me

Before Caitlyn sought help, she had attempted to take her own life. Overwhelmed with thanks, she wrote this message.

I’m sick of my life pattern

Neil* was 17 years old when he came to Triple Care Farm. He was using cannabis and methamphetamine daily.

The right support at the right time

My dream is to join the air force but I need to sort my life out first.

You helped bring light back into Mia’s life

Before Mia* was abused at only 14 years old, she remembers a time that her life felt simple.

Chloe celebrates one year ‘clean’

Chloe has come a long way since she first stepped foot into Triple Care Farm.

Bronte’s story

My early childhood years were picture perfect. I grew up in a lovely home and had support from my family and friends. Entering high school was when I first noticed my mental illness symptoms surfacing. I was struggling with being bullied and not feeling like I belonged anywhere.

A new start for Dean

Dean arrived at the farm with only a small backpack of personal possessions.

I’m scared

Isabel* picked up the phone and called Sir David Martin Foundation in May this year.

Find help

If you need urgent help right now, please call 000 or contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 for immediate 24/7 crisis support.

Visit our Find help page to locate youth drug and alcohol support or services near you