Before Comet, I dropped out of high school and didn’t go to school for a year, because of mental health reasons. I had no other options. My mum was told by someone about Comet and she encourage us to look into the school.
I was very anxious and scared, but the staff assured and helped me to attend school. I started with only one hour per week, since I was not able to do more hours. Everyone at Comet was very accommodating and helped me with everything – from not being so anxious, to helping me with my school work. Even with only an hour a week attending, I felt like I was accomplishing something and I felt like I was doing something positive. I then started to feel better about myself and going to school.
After one year at Comet, from being not able to attend, I am now attending school full time and I am confidently participating in the classroom. I feel that Comet is a safe place for me and other students with difficulties. They provide a happy environment where you would want to come to learn and socialise.
Without Comet, a lot of young adults, like me, would not have a positive future, or not have a future at all.
I am thankful for the opportunity to come to school. Without an alternative school like Comet there would be more people on Centrelink, without jobs and more teen suicides. I believe that Comet is a good investment for the future of young Australians.