Connecting at Kaiyu Konnect

Samaritans Kaiyu Konnect program offers community and center-based activities to support adults living with a mental illness to achieve their goals.  The people we support benefit greatly from this program and Samaritans is proud to offer a positive experience for participants as highlighted in the stories below.


​”I love the social connection at Kaiyu.  We go on exciting holidays and recently went to Shoal Bay. I like that we get to meet new people through the program, have a laugh and feel like yourself-  it feels comfortable here.  I enjoy outings such as bowling, clubs but mainly just having fun out of the house.  I enjoy helping others, cleaning, doing the dishes and generally being friendly to the other people here.  If I have a bad day, coming to Kaiyu helps to boost my energy and makes me feel better.” ~ Sharna, pictured above.

“I’ve only been attending Kaiyu for about five months but everyone is so nice here. They are good listeners and I love the human interaction. I’ve been to many groups before but here at Kaiyu I think the activities we participate in are more relevant. I feel so welcome here.” ~ Kristy, pictured above.

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“It’s happy and peaceful at Kaiyu and the program just gets you out of bed in the morning.  It has given me confidence as well as people to talk to.” ~ Gary, pictured above.