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Choose Thrive Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing speak talk with someone in person face to face Lighthouse Family Support Michele Gower North Gosford Central Coast Catholic Christian Youth Young Adults

The Choose Thrive team currently supports young people via schools, churches and at community events. However, it is important to us that no young person feels like they are alone in their time of need. For this reason, Michele, our CEO, offers one on one Youth Support from our Consultancy room in North Gosford. Michele uses a unique hybrid method to support youth & young adults using a combination of her counselling, mentoring, coaching and chaplaincy skills. Should you wish to make an appointment please contact Michele via Lighthouse Youth Support today.  

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I really do! I have worked with many young people over the years. I have helped some overcome anxiety issues, some push past their comfort zone, others find hope in a brighter future, others realise that they are so much more capable than what they thought, and others to get past depression and move forward.

Do you know why I love helping young people? Because they are unique. They challenge me. They are fun. They usually have no idea of how truly awesome they are (and I'm yet to meet a young person who isn't!). They can be brutally honest. They want to make this world a better place. They are authentic...and I LOVE authentic.

Sometimes, we're led to believe that if you have a 'mental health issue' then there is something wrong with you, and this is just who you are. This is not true. We all go through hard times in our lives, and that's what it is...a hard time. If you know a young person who needs support, and would like to chat with someone in person, I'd love to hear from you.  

If you are a young person (aged 15 to 25), with limited access to funds and don't have a parent or carer to help you out, that's ok. I offer several appointments each month, free of charge, to young people who can't otherwise access the help they need. Just let me know when you complete the Contact Michele form that you are self-referring.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Michele Gower - Founder and CEO of Choose Thrive

Learn more about Michele

"COURAGE can look as simple as someone asking for help."
Michele Gower

Choose Thrive is a Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing charity, located on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW. 

We develop creative solutions to support vulnerable and at-risk youth within our local community. Our solutions are delivered by mental health professionals trained in supporting young people.

Our people are guided by the Christian values of compassion, courage, and charity. We hold the core belief that given the right support, everyone has the capacity to thrive.

Choose Thrive Inc (INC1901073) is an Australian registered
Public Benevolent Charity, & has been endorsed
by the ATO as a Deductible Gift Recipient.

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductable.

Choose Thrive Youth Young Adult Family Mental Health Wellbeing Charity DGR Endorsed Public Benevolent Institution PBI Gosford Central Coast NSW Australia Cafe Michele Gower

54 Hills Street, North Gosford NSW 2250, Australia
02 4311 2525 
Choose Thrive offers mental health and wellbeing support to Central Coast Youth & Young Adults, and their Families.

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