"CAP just bring the rainbows back!" - Lynda's Life Skills story

With a long-term injury that kept her out of work and mounting debts she’d struggled to pay off for years, Lynda couldn’t see a way forward.

“I didn’t know how I was going to make ends meet, [and] I went through depression; it felt like no light at the end of the tunnel.”

Yet one phone call would change everything. After booking an appointment for CAP Debt Help, Lynda got plugged into her local church.

With the support of a Debt Coach, Lynda realised she could start paying off her debts on her own. And, she decided to go along to the first-ever Life Skills course in Christchurch.

Lynda loved the group aspect: “Everyone was open, and they could share their stories, and I found that was more powerful than anything.”

She also picked up some life-long tips, like asking herself if something is a ‘want’ or a ‘need’ before buying. But most of all, Life Skills gave Lynda her confidence back. “My passion was starting to come back, I feel alive again,” she shares.


Life Skills is a friendly, fun community group that empowers people to thrive on a low income. Click here to find a Life Skills course near you - or, click here to find out how you can run Life Skills in your community!