Humans of Key Assets - Luke Avenell
Afternoon fishing trips has really proven to be therapeutic allowing for these young people to gain confidence and improve their self-esteem
Fishing is a reflective and meditative hobby by its very nature, forcing you to slow down and appreciate your surroundings. What a great excuse to be outside and socialise with your mates. Any angler can attest to the great sense of relaxation and peace that comes with spending an afternoon fishing. Fishing is a common therapeutic activity among counsellors and therapists who work with those who have encountered trauma in their lives.
Throughout the end of 2021 the KAA QLD Children and Young People Support (CYPPS) team introduced a fishing activity to numerous children and young people’s plans thanks to CYPSS Worker Luke Avenell. This activity has really proven to be therapeutic allowing for these young people to gain confidence and improve their self-esteem. It has been exciting to observe how confident the children have been in applying what they have learnt while also continuing improved connection and engagement with their amazing CYPSS worker.