My name is Asad and I have been working for CLO for nine months so far. Before joining CLO, I wanted to study a mental health course because my passion comes from living in a country before Australia with no mental health services and seeing a lot of my friends and family struggling with it and unable to seek help. I believe that there is nothing to be ashamed of if someone is suffering from mental health issues, I want to able to support them and offer advice when I can. During my journey as a support worker, it has been rewarding and I have learnt new skills. Working in the Mental Health Project has helped a lot because we receive a lot of valuable training and hopefully I will soon be ready to apply for a course to further develop in that area. I am very fortunate to work with different participants in a different environment and gaining new skills and knowledge that I never thought I would in any industry.