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DCYSI Men’s Health Week 2020

In line with Men’s Health Week 2020(June 15-21), some of the men and young men gathered on the banks of the Tunuba and had yarns about the importance of maintaining physical and mental health.

Listen to the yarns of what theses awesome and strong men had to say.

Encourage each other to find the positive support to help you through your journey called life.

Management Committee Video Profiles

DCYSI is excited to introduce the Management Committee, who are the backbone of the success of our organisation through their knowledge and experience that they contribute on a voluntary basis. We have interviewed each committee member to gain some insight into their personal journey.

Good News Story

A young girl who had been a reconnect client for a period of time and for various reasons had limited to no engagement. The young girl has multiple complex needs regarding relationship breakdowns, trauma, disengaged from school, sleeping rough and in the youth justice system.

Staff were able to support the young girl by attending medical, psychological and judicial appointments. All of which the young girl which she initially refused to attend or engage with. Persistence and consistency in attending home visits, appointments, transport, brokerage and phone calls the young girl and her family now actively engage with the program and are accessing support services as required.

Staff had noticed a shift in behaviour for the young girl which then lead to goal setting and planning. The young girl has been able to complete some of her goals and is actively engaging. The young girl and her family have expressed gratitude to staff for support being provided and for not giving up on them like most other services had


Good News Story

A young girl who was participating in Maru Gadyu was identified by Reconnect Coordinator as possibly requiring intensive support. Reconnect Coordinator had a yarn with young girl to discuss issues and goals and offered support. This young girl was linked with other services such as Youth Justice, Child Safety, CQID, CYMHS, QPS, and School Guidance Counsellor however, there was a lack of coordination of services. The young girl had disclosed that her mother was deceased, she is estranged from her father, her siblings were all in care and there was significant abuse previously. She was currently homeless (couch surfing) and had no natural supports or income. Reconnect Coordinator provided ongoing support, coordination, advocacy and referred to other service providers where appropriate.

Through the support provided from Reconnect the young girl is now temporarily staying with extended family, was sentenced to good behaviour order given the engagement and support from DCYSI, completed youth justice orders, has enrolled in ALS, is receiving her own income (Centrelink), has ID, is accessing Counselling and other health services.

The young girl provided positive feedback and gratitude. She told Reconnect Coordinator “this is the most help and support she has received since her mum passed in 2015 and she actually feels like she can move forward with her life now”.  She also now has regular contact with her Father.