Grief is devastating at the best of times and when a mother loses a child it is a life-crippling event.

Linda, from southern Adelaide, suffered the dreadful loss of her son last year which had a profound effect on her life and led to deep depression.

As a result, Linda, who had worked as a legal secretary since she was 23, was unable to work and was seeking treatmeant for her emotional grief and self-harm tendencies.

Through treatment, Linda began to feel more able and felt finding work would help her further deal with her immense loss.

Approaching the Morphett Vale office of atWork Australia, Linda met with committed Job Coach, Josslyn, who from their very first meeting could see Linda would reach her goals with the right support.

Linda was incredibly open and honest with Josslyn as they talked about her anxiety and grief. Josslyn learned a lot about Linda, and they work one-on-one to develop trust, understanding and help Linda learn coping skills.

Josslyn eventually approached Linda with the idea of learning new skills through education, and they talked about what type of work appealed to Linda.

Linda was very keen to help others and after much discussion, they agreed a Certificate III in Individual Support (Aging) would be a great place for Linda to start.

Josslyn says, “Linda was so happy when enrolled into study that she cried, she never thought she would be given an opportunity to develop her dreams of helping and assisting other people.”

Josslyn also says, “Linda is impeccable with her study and is always on task and has never fallen behind.”

Linda is enormously appreciative and complimentary of Josslyn for assisting her in achieving her journey.

Josslyn and atWork Australia will continue to assist Linda with her education and once complete, support her with finding the right role in her exciting new career.

The support of our Job Coaches with atWork Australia is always tailored to your situation and needs. Take the first step to get where you want to be. Call us on now on 1300 080 856 or enquire online.