Matt* was charged with drink driving, driving carelessly and other driving offences. He suffered from anxiety and depression. At the time of the offence, he was not linked in with any support services and had left his family home due to family violence. Matt then met his partner who supported him to make an appointment with Headspace.
Through the clinician at Headspace he was referred to our outreach lawyer. He was
on Youth Allowance and was looking for a job to support his partner and their 2 year old child. We negotiated the charges and represented him in the local court. Matt now has a full time job, has attended and continues to attend AA meetings as well as attending a Safe Driving Program. Matt continues to see his worker at Headspace.
*Matt is a pseudonym to protect the client’s identity