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Free to start again

Garry's story

Free to start again – Garry’s story

“I’m happy I have a roof over my head. I can do my own thing. I've got my freedom. I can start again.”


Garry pictured in front of his home while he walks away from the house with a woman next to him. They are both talking.

“Today I’ve got to think more positive than ever. I have three beautiful step-children out there… When I get better, I’ll have to bring my family back.” 


Garry pictured in his room folding his laundry on his bed.

“My future is a long way ahead. I’ve still got a lot to learn.” 


Garry pictured facing the camera while standing in front of local stores.

How being home helped Garry in other areas of his life

Garry can nurture his mental health in a stable home. He’s grown a positive outlook for a safe and happy future.


“He moved over to transitional properties which was enough time for Garry to… get everything sorted to live independently in private rental.” Ashley


“I’m happy I have a roof over my head… I’m not looking over my shoulders.” Garry


“He has had an opportunity to address his mental health.” Ashley


“I’m grateful that I can move on and start again. I tell other people don’t hide yourself, go out and see what’s out there.” Garry

Help is available

Link2home is the statewide homelessness information and referral telephone service.

Ask Izzy

Ask Izzy website

Ask Izzy is a mobile website that connects people who are in crisis with the services they need right now and nearby.

Mental Health Line

1800 011 511 (24/7)

Mental Health Line contact page

Mental Health Line is a telephone service staffed by mental health professionals.

Last updated:

02 May 2023