Adam’s new bike
Your generous donations are helping young people like Adam*, who is receiving support from one of our family mental health services.
A few months ago Adam’s mother told our staff that Adam’s bike had been stolen, and that it was negatively impacting his school attendance, his ability to socialise with friends, his physical health and his overall independence. The family’s financial situation meant they weren’t able to replace it.
Though our service didn’t have funds to purchase a new bike, that didn’t stop them looking high and low for a solution. Their search led them to a bicycle recycler that specialises in bringing pre-loved bikes back to life and selling them at low cost.
When the recyclers heard Adam’s story, they invited him along to pick his favourite bike and gave it to him for free. Mission Australia provided Adam with a helmet to keep him safe on his new set of wheels.
Our staff noticed an immediate change in Adam’s mental health, which has made a big difference as we continue our support of him.
Adam’s story is a great example of our team’s dedication to go above and beyond and the enormous impact that small gestures can make in the lives of Australians in need.
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