OUR HISTORY | HĪTORI
The Broken Movement Trust was born from an event held to support a community fundraiser called “Raise the Bar” in October 2019 which saw over 700 people within the community attend and support a cause that needed awareness around mental health.
As a result of the success of the event, the organisation was then incorporated as a charitable Trust with charity status to give a voice to the voiceless and provide a safe space of healing for individuals who are impacted by trauma and mental health issues.
The Founding Chief Executive Officer, Jacob Leo Skilling, knows all too well with personal experience coming from a background of trauma, sexual abuse, and a broken home which has contributed to him having felt like a broken person sponsored by a broken system. Jacob recalls times where he struggled with addiction and learning issues – ADHD and dyslexia – but now finds himself on a better path healing and being of service to help others through his lived experience.
Too often within society we hear stories and experiences of individuals struggling who then fail to find easily accessible support for their healing and mental health journey. Within The Broken Movement Trust, many of our people have experienced these same difficulties which has given us the drive to create programs that are easily accessible, relatable, and driven by facilitators who’ve once walked in similar shoes.
Further on from our birth in 2019, The Broken Movement Trust has been involved in many communities’ events, speaking engagements and assisting individuals and whānau within the Canterbury region whilst aligning ourselves with likeminded individuals and organisations.