Hey! My name is Tam. I had a wonderful life when after a series of stressful events I had a breakdown in mid-2015 and developed severe depression which absolutely rocked my world. After a gruelling commitment, I fought to try regain my life however I’ve had to give up my career as a professional social worker and my hobby business Love by Tamara, a cupcake, sweet treat and party planning business.
I’ve experienced a lot of personal growth in these past three years and I have a real passion for helping others who have struggled with depression and anxiety like I have.
I’d love to combine my passions, including my desperate longing to renovate a vintage caravan! I’m talking melancholy bunting, vintage tea parties and a sweet little cupcake window sill. For those that aren’t into that, I’m pretty sure Ginger Beer and Vegan Pizza could fit the bill.
I’d like to travel around Adelaide and Australia in a vintage caravan or as a motivational speaker, to share my own story of depression and my journey to wellness. Even if I make a difference to only one person it’s worth it. (Though I hope to help many more!)
I envision The Depressed Caravan to offer a universal approach to caring for those with depression or anxiety, with pamphlets from lifeline, kids helpline, beyond blue and headspace; internet availability to access Webchat, live chat for youth or parents of youth under 25 years and to provide online information about local services. Note: The depressed caravan is not a counselling or crisis service. It is an information hub about healthy mental health. If you would like to make an appointment please email me.
So, with all things modern, I have decided to start a webpage and blog following this journey to the Depressed Caravan. Yes, The Depressed Caravan is going virtual! You can find us on Facebook or on instagram @thedepressedcaravan