Now Remembered Australians
People who were survivors of children’s homes, once known as ‘Forgotten Australians’ meet for their monthly BBQ in Heritage Park every third Saturday of the month. The ‘Now Remembered Australians’ would like to invite anyone who has experienced similar trauma to come along to the support group sessions and BBQ days. Support group meetings are held fortnightly at 1pm each Friday after pension pay day at Caddies in Lismore.
“Our group has really helped some people who have been depressed or have been in social isolation,” organiser Barbara Lane said. “It makes a difference when you can get together with people who understand where you have come from. Sometimes when you tell people what you have been through, they don’t believe you or treat you like a victim, but we don’t want to be victims.”
The group is also looking for a visible shop-front from which they can promote the group’s services.
“We need a place of high visibility,” Barbara said. “A lot of people are disengaged – they don’t have computer access or read the papers and don’t know that the apology has happened.”
If you have a suitable premise and can help the Now Remembered Australians Inc group, you can contact Barbara Lane at www.nowrememberedaustralians.com.