Ash

Ash has been without a home for more than two years. He is 17. For him, it’s constantly couch-surfing, and not having a place at the end of the day to go home to, or simply not having a home. All my mates would be walking down the street and they’d be like, “I’m going…

Cliff

Three out of four people with a mental illness report that they have experienced stigma. Their experiences are heightened by the stigma and discrimination they encounter – not only from society, but also from families, friends and employers. Cliff is one of these three. Though his daughter understands, his mother refuses to believe it is…

Jeff

Tonight I saw a homeless man sitting in the rain. Jeff Carroll. I gave him a blanket I had in my car and later learnt he was a sheep shearer who had a 21 year old son. His son had an apprenticeship but later lost it as he has ADHD and was getting teased and…