Samantha shares her journey to success

At Campbell Page, every customer has a great story to share! We caught up with ParentsNext  customer Samantha to chat about her journey with Campbell Page from a stay at home mum to finding her confidence (and work).

We can all agree that being a Mum is one of the most important jobs, but when it came to doing something for herself, that’s where Samantha struggled. “I wasn’t very outgoing…I lacked self-confidence” she explained.  Due to distance and health issues it was hard to find the right support from her network “I was more the support person to others”.

That’s where Campbell Page stepped in and from the first appointment things started to change. “After the first appointment… I had more confidence than I thought!”.  Samantha and her ParentsNext Coach, Kiri, got to work creating a plan to help Samantha uncover her goals for her future. Samantha went on to successfully complete hospitality studies including RSA, RCG, Barista training and food handling and as a result, landed a job!

“Kiri assured me she would support me getting into courses and this made me excited about possible work in the future.”

 “[Life has] improved now. [I] have a good job in hospitality which has improved stability for my family. My confidence has increased, and it has helped in [my] work.”

This stability, newfound confidence and opportunity to uncover her goals and passion have helped Samantha explore a whole new path for herself. She’s now completing an IT course in the hopes of pursuing a career in the field “[I] feel more confident in my ability to study and work.” When asked what her advice was to other parents who are looking to get back into work, Samantha said:

“Don’t be afraid to ask for support. I would definitely recommend Campbell Page”

If you’d like support to find work, (and keep it) visit our website or call our friendly team on 1300 139 920.

Eurobodalla School Holiday Program 2021 a triumph!

Man playing guitar while children and adults play

In early 2021, Campbell Page Youth Services Eurobodalla held a COVID-Safe School holidays program in Moruya, Narooma and Bateman’s Bay. After a tough year, it was a great way to bring together locals and have some fun!

In collaboration with PCYC Far South Coast, Headspace, Save the Children Fund, NSW Police, Eurobodalla Shire Council, Mission Australia and Rotary Narooma the program welcomed local youths and their family for 5 days across these 3 locations.

There were plenty of free activities at the program, including bubble soccer, cricket, archery and ball games. The program also had tie dye, mindfulness colouring in, giant Jenga, giant connect four and bubbles! We are very grateful for the many organisations that donated their equipment and time to help make these activities happen, fun was had by all!

After building up an appetite at the fun activities and games, the daily BBQ was also a great chance for youths & parents to connect with our staff and volunteers.

There were many smiles and laughs throughout the program, with our participants sharing with our staff that this was exactly what they needed, and they can’t wait to do it again – bring on next year!

It could not have been possible without our kind and generous donors: