Get Real: Talking mental health & disability

Episode 15: Lived Experience series (Part 2), Steve Cain – Nothing Is Impossible

October 14, 2020 The team at ermha365 Season 1 Episode 15
Get Real: Talking mental health & disability
Episode 15: Lived Experience series (Part 2), Steve Cain – Nothing Is Impossible
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Get Real: Talking mental health & disability
Episode 15: Lived Experience series (Part 2), Steve Cain – Nothing Is Impossible
Oct 14, 2020 Season 1 Episode 15
The team at ermha365

Imagine for a minute that you’re a young boy in the late ‘60s growing up in country Victoria. Yours is a typical childhood in many ways, but you are a little too fond of getting into trouble. On your twelfth birthday, you are made a Ward of the State and find yourself in Turana Youth Training Centre, starting your apprenticeship for a career of crime, drug addiction, mental illness and homelessness. 

What happens next? 

What kind of life will you have? 

And how do you survive and thrive from such a traumatic experience?

This is the story of Steve Cain, our special guest in GET REAL’s second Lived Experience episode. This week, Steve talks to guest host Karenza Louis-Smith about how he embarked on a life as a career criminal at the tender age of 12, immersing himself in a world of drug taking and crime for the next 20 years, until at 35 he decided he wanted his life to be different. And so he set about changing the world – one person, one job, and one dollar at a time.

Now the Founder and Program Facilitator at Empathy Not Sympathy, Steve describes his life journey as one that has gone from – in his own words – “the gutter to glory”, overcoming addiction issues and childhood trauma to help others see that in their own lives, nothing is impossible.

For more information:

ermha365 complex mental health & disability services – https://www.ermha.org/

Steve Cain, Empathy Not Sympathy - http://empathynotsympathy.com.au/ 

Show Notes

Imagine for a minute that you’re a young boy in the late ‘60s growing up in country Victoria. Yours is a typical childhood in many ways, but you are a little too fond of getting into trouble. On your twelfth birthday, you are made a Ward of the State and find yourself in Turana Youth Training Centre, starting your apprenticeship for a career of crime, drug addiction, mental illness and homelessness. 

What happens next? 

What kind of life will you have? 

And how do you survive and thrive from such a traumatic experience?

This is the story of Steve Cain, our special guest in GET REAL’s second Lived Experience episode. This week, Steve talks to guest host Karenza Louis-Smith about how he embarked on a life as a career criminal at the tender age of 12, immersing himself in a world of drug taking and crime for the next 20 years, until at 35 he decided he wanted his life to be different. And so he set about changing the world – one person, one job, and one dollar at a time.

Now the Founder and Program Facilitator at Empathy Not Sympathy, Steve describes his life journey as one that has gone from – in his own words – “the gutter to glory”, overcoming addiction issues and childhood trauma to help others see that in their own lives, nothing is impossible.

For more information:

ermha365 complex mental health & disability services – https://www.ermha.org/

Steve Cain, Empathy Not Sympathy - http://empathynotsympathy.com.au/