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Celebrating our Stories

Caulfield Community Health Service (CCHS) offers clients the opportunity to participate in a storytelling program as part of the health promotion priority area ‘Socially Inclusive Communities'.

Storytelling has been widely used to allow people to reflect on significant experiences. Furthermore, CCHS found that the process of combining imagery and narrative together to produce a story, can provide participants with a great sense of achievement, empowerment and in some cases healing. Please view our client's stories below .

For further details please contact Caulfield Community Health Service on 9076-6666 or cchs@cgmc.org.au

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Anna's Story

“The house in the background is the house my father grew up in. This house is very important to my family. So much happened there. I spent every summer in this house until I started at university…”

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Brodie's Story

“A time that’s meant to be filled with joy, love, laughter and happiness, for me, was filled with sadness, tears and gloom…This is my story, a story left unwritten...”

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Catherine's Story

“Life was very simple when I was a child. We lived on the edge of Castlemaine, a small country town in old goldfields country of Central Victoria. I spent a lot of time, when I was very young, wandering in the bush and becoming very familiar with the habitat of wildflowers…”

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John's Story

“I started my career with the Victorian Railways at age 20/21 with three mates after we attempted to head off around the country working and travelling, we got as far as Sydney where the credit squeeze made jobs scarce and forced us back home (Victoria) to find work. We heard about job openings with Victoria Railways and jumped aboard…”

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Margot's Story

“Dancing in the street in the morning with a very cute local man during a festival in Trinidad, Cuba. I abandoned myself to the rhythm of the music, making all the locals laugh at me and my husband embarrassed. This represents to me seizing the moment…”

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Marianne's Story

"My Father taught us tolerance and to treat everyone the same, to respect everyone. My Mother always said ‘you should speak to seven people everyday’. We were a close-knit family...”

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Ruth's Story

“Highlights of my life include enrolling as a part-time mature age student at Monash University, Clayton in my sixties – attaining a MA Prelim in 1978. I have been writing poetry and belonged to poetry groups for many years. In 2006 my daughter and I self published a poetry book…”

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