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To the PaKT4Change and broader community, those that have helped us and those that we care deeply for.

We are writing to notify you that after almost four years of achieving positive outcomes with children and families using therapeutic musical opportunities to connect, build resilience and create social change, PaKT4Change will be ceasing operations as of June 30, 2019. Despite the hard work of many people and supporters who have contributed to the PaKT4Change journey, we have been unable to reach a point of sustainability as a not-for-profit organisation. We will however take solace in the fact that over 1300 people have been helped directly through the services provided by PaKT and many more indirectly.

We would like to thank you for your contribution to PaKT4Change. Whether this was hosting programs, referring children, providing financial or operational support, every generous act has been greatly appreciated. The selfless acts of people or organisations that have worked with PaKT have helped to bring joy to lives people impacted by traumatic childhood experiences.

If you have any queries about future programs for children, young people and families in Victoria, please contact Kate directly on 0438 386 292, and in Queensland contact Toni directly on 0408 981 918. The Board will continue to work through our final regulatory obligations to ensure that the process of cessation is completed appropriately.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

Your sincerely,

Pakt4Change Board

 

 

Every 3.5 minutes, another Australian child receives child protection services    17.7% of children in Australia are living in poverty    Approx. 43,400 Australian children are living in out-of-home care    Each year, approximately 1/5 Australians experience a mental illness    Mental illnesses are the third leading cause of disability liability in Australia

Poverty, child abuse, neglect, mental illness, isolation and marginalisation are real and confronting issues in Australia, with implications for families, communities and the general population.

Those affected deserve not only safety, compassion and practical support, but opportunities to process their experiences, build self-esteem, and develop positive life changing skills and confidence to make sense of, function in, and contribute positively to their world.

Qualified staff at PaKT4Change create music opportunities that address developmental, relational, neurobiological and wellbeing needs and goals.   Rhythm training, improvisation, song writing, movement, singing, healthy music listening and music sharing encourage participants to explore their sense of self, strengthen their relationships, and to develop self-regulation, self-compassion, and resilience.

 

Music is a fun and accessible tool offering kids the childhood experiences they deserve whilst supporting trauma recovery and overall development.

 

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