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Support for Abbey in her journey to recovery at Ashburn Clinic

Cause page created in the Health category by Melissa Burrell for Abbey Holloway

$15,762 of $20,000 goal
Given by 163 generous donors in 14 days

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One of my clostest & dearest friends Abbey is currently going through a very difficult time suffering from a debilitating mental illness resulting in her being unable to work or study.

She has been waiting to see a psychologist since February and has yet to see any, due to the high demand and lack of psychologists.

Her last, and only option is to go to the only private psychiatric hospital in NZ Ashburn Clinic to receive the help she needs.

But unfortunately this comes at a hefty cost. The cost to stay at Ashburn is $3300 per week which includes accommodation, group and individual therapy sessions, as well as specialist care under a team of nurses, doctors and psychiatrists. In order for her to make the most out of the treatment, the longer she stays, the better the outcome will be.

Financially her family are able to send her there, but only for a very short time - which would not be overly beneficial in the long run.

This situation is one of many in New Zealand which highlights the huge gap in Mental Health Support which is one of New Zealand’s biggest killers.

If you could show any support, no matter how small it would mean a great deal to Abbey and her family towards getting Abbey well.

Melissa Burrell's involvement (page creator)

Abbey is the most kindhearted, selfless, down to earth person I have ever met. Our friendship grows 15years. Seeing her internal light dim with this mental illness is heartbreaking & awareness for mental health needs to be heightened.

Use of funds

Funds will be used to assist Abbey in her health journey at Ashburn Clinic. Highly established specialist's trained to cater for mental illness. Any financial excess will be donated to the improvement of the facility.

Latest update

Mental Health Program   21 June 2021

Posted by: Melissa Burrell

Hello All.

Thank you all for your incredible generous donations towards helping Abbey in her recovery. She has been involved within the Ashburn Clinic 1 full week now and is making progress. 30th June is the closing point for donations.

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Latest donations

Brent and Leanne
Brent and Leanne 1 day ago
Best wishes for your battle
Karen 1 day ago
Miss you Abbey xx
The Whitton’s
The Whitton’s 3 days ago
Thinking of you Abbey, I’m still the number 1 putt putt player in Australasia 😂😂😂
Jamyn 3 days ago
Callum 4 days ago
Thinking of you keep smiling

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Melissa Burrell's avatar
Created by Melissa Burrell
Abbey Holloway's avatar
Paying to a verified bank account of Abbey Holloway

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