Through Nurture, we’re creating employment pathways for people with a lived experience of mental health concerns, or alcohol and drug problems.

Meaningful employment is a critical enabler to long term recovery – it’s known to boost confidence, increase self-esteem and build financial independence.

Nurture provides you with access to a targeted training and employment program to achieve a nationally recognised qualification – a Certificate I in Construction or a Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management.

Nurture is funded by the Queensland Mental Health Commission through a Better Futures grant. We are partnering with DGT Employment and Training, Nature Cycle and Food Connect to deliver the project.

Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding enables all of Nurture participants to be engaged as Works Skills Trainees. 

What does training provide?

Through Nurture, you can access a targeted, 20-week training and employment program to achieve a nationally recognised qualification. You can complete a Work Skills Traineeship in:

  • Certificate I in Construction, or
  • Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management.

This means you will be paid to learn while you’re in the program.

You will undertake hands-on training in construction, landscaping/conservation/land management while working on the Nurture farm site at our Logan House campus, south of Brisbane.

Nurture will give you the skills and knowledge required to entry-level employment in construction, farming, crop production and distribution. On completion, we’ll help you find work in related industries and connect you to other support services. 

Who is eligible?

We welcome Lives Lived Well current and former clients as well as others who meet the eligibility criteria. 

Our project partner, DGT Employment and Training, assesses each person’s suitability for a traineeship on a case-by-case basis. DGT Employment and Training is an established training and employment service provider, with a long track record in helping jobseekers.

Do I need a referral?

No, to find out more about how to apply for Nurture email [email protected] or alternatively call 1300 010 185.

Where is Nurture located?

Nurture is located at 75 Kirk Rd, Chambers Flat. We also operate Logan House, our live-in recovery service, at this site as well as our Family Recovery Units.


If you or someone you know is interested in participating in Nurture, please contact DGT Employment and Training’s Project Coordinator, Jason Wright, by [email protected] or 1300 010 185

For questions about the project, please contact the Nurture Project Coordinator, Noel Wright, on 0448 184 626 or email [email protected]

Lives Lived Well acknowledges the peoples of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia, respecting their continuing connection to land, culture and community. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future. 

Lives Lived Well celebrates diversity and is committed to providing inclusive services. Everyone has the right to live well, with dignity and respect. We offer support to all people without judgment or discrimination.