Mia*, aged 49, Victoria

"We also found out that my depression was caused by compounded grief and the area I was working in was not really for me although I was enjoying it. Now I am working in the retail sales sector of the community and I although I have only been there about 2 months I feel like a valued member of society and don't go home with all the worries of the world on my shoulders. I also spent some time working in an op-shop which I enjoyed, but the fact I am earning my pay and enjoying contact with people is just great."

*not her real name