Brisbane workshop


Carey Simms (Social Awareness Program)


Friday workshop


Carey commenced his youthwork career as a volunteer for the Specialist Youth Service in Adelaide back in 1993, which was a Families S.A. program for young males  with severe behavioural issues. This was a perfect background for the challenging behaviours he would encounter as a youthworker with The Salvation Army where he began in 1994 at Burlendi Youth Accommodation Service. Carey has performed a variety of roles over 18 years of loyal service and has gained extensive experience in youthwork practices and valuable insight into the causes and effects of youth homelessness and marginalization. Carey has also conducted corporate fundraising initiatives for over a decade which has improved the lives of young homeless people and assisted Salvation Army youth accommodation programs. In 2009-10, The Social Awareness Program was developed and commenced its pilot as a pastoral care education alternative in Adelaide schools, which is where Carey continues to share his vision with students on improving their wellbeing through this innovative community-based education program.