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Thanks to supporters just like you, this year we have delivered clinical service to over 800 children and families and worked with their communities to facilitate intergenerational change around suicide prevention, mental health and wellbeing. For this, we thank you. 
The more time our clinical team spends in-community, the more deeply we understand and appreciate the essence of our outback family. We are also developing a greater sense of the immense need for consistent mental and allied health support and community building in our drought and flood affected regions. We need your help to increase our clinical capacity to meet the growing demand for support to help Queensland children reach their potential. 
We’re asking you to help us to raise funds to cover 500 hours of additional clinical support for children and their families across our five key disciplines: occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, counselling, psychology, and learning and literacy. 
Cicely's Story
As a team, we feel privileged to work with children like Cicely* to help build strong foundations for their learning and personal development. At 7 years of age, Cicely’s mum noticed her handwriting was deteriorating, and tasks took her much longer than her older brother’s when he was the same age. Over time, Cicely began to despise any writing tasks assigned to her by her School of the Air teacher and was avoiding school work and homework, leading her to fall behind her classmates and causing huge frustration and irritability for Cicely. On more than one occasion, Cicely would make comments about how dumb she was. 
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You can help children like Cicely overcome developmental,  learning and emotional challenges, giving them the best chance at realising their educational, social and mental health potential now and in the future. 
$50 will allow us to provide children with learning aides such as handwriting grips to help children meet developmental and educational milestones. 
$100 will provide literacy resources for a rural classroom to help children engage with reading and comprehension. 
$200 will allow our clinicians to conduct an initial assessment session in-person and develop a management plan for a child just like Cicely. 
$300 will provide professional support for teachers working in remote classrooms to help them develop strategies and resources for student/curriculum challenges. 
$600 will ensure a child has access to regular remote clinical support via our telehealth program ‘Stay With Me’ for one month. 
$1,500 will provide a child and their family with weekly support via Stay With Me for a whole school term. 
Your investment in children like Cicely now, will make a lifelong difference not only for their own mental health and wellbeing, but for that of their family and their entire community too. 
Thank you for supporting children in outback Queensland to reach their potential and help their communities to thrive. 
*Cicely’s name has been changed to protect her identify. 
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Donations over $2 are tax deductible. Outback Futures is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission as a Public Benevolent Institution. Outback Futures is also registered with the Australian Taxation Office with Deductible Gift Recipient status meaning all donations over $2 are tax deductible.
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