Dom O'Connell

Dom’s Lived Experience Story

I first became aware of OzHelp when I was studying at Master Builder’s ACT as an apprentice carpenter from 2015. Unfortunately, in April 2021 my best mate passed away from suicide and I encountered one of the hardest times of my life.

I remembered OzHelp from my time at Master Builder’s and I called up to organise a chat with one of the counsellors.

From there, I had regular counselling sessions and it helped me beyond words. I really don’t know where I would be if I didn’t use the service.

Being able to take part in the reference group is something I have been really keen to do as I want to give back as much as I can.