A person who might have experienced trauma with their head in their arms with their back to a wall looking alone

Childhood exposure in Australia to adverse childhood events such as abuse, neglect, poverty, death, witnessing violence, a parent with physical or mental ill-health is not uncommon. Around one in five Australia children have experienced three or more of these stressors while growing up.  If you had a rough childhood, without support, you are more likely to experience poor physical and mental health as an adult.