The Gatepost Support Services Inc

The Gatepost Support Services Inc

Australia is the lucky country - so put yourself in the shoes of someone who is not feeling lucky and imagine what it might be like to feel the shame, indignity, despair and trauma of being unlucky in the lucky country. In rural and regional areas, unlucky people: people in despair, people suffering the effects of trauma, people battered by stigma, shame and the effects of mental ill health need your help.

What does The Gatepost do?

We work with people in rural therapeutic settings to help cultivate the crucial conditions necessary to enable healthy relationships and connections with self and others.

We understand that trauma and difficulties in life leave a deep-rooted imprint upon the mind, brain and body and that the transformation of trauma requires whole body involvement.

We spend time with people individually and in groups and in relationship with horses to help people inhabit their bodies; learn about themselves, their relationships, and the patterns they may have that no longer serve them. This is the work of cultivating the crucial conditions for moving in to healthy preferred connections with self and community.

We fight the stigma attached to not being okay in this lucky country. We show that when the conditions are right, healing can occur, change is possible and connections happen.

What can you do?

You can help unlucky people in rural and regional Australia, and you can make Australia listen.

  • $35 - pays for one  session for one participant in the Tree of Life TOL Group or Unpacking Privilege UP Group
  • $70 - pays for one session for one participant in the Equine Assisted Psychotherapy EAP Horse Wisdom Program Group
  • $110 - pays for one individual session of talk therapy
  • $140 - pays for one individual session of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • $210 - pays for a six week group program for one participant in TOL or UP
  • $420 - pays for a six week group program for one participant in EAP Horse Wisdom Program
  • $1260 - pays for a six week group program for six participants in TOL or UP
  • $2,520 - pays for a six week group program for six participants in EAP Horse Wisdom Program
  • $50,000 - funds a research program into the effects of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy on the symptoms of trauma.

Please give today so that more Australians can feel what it's like to live in the Lucky Country!

Contact Details

PO Box 501
GUNNEDAH NSW, 2380

0439467646
Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.