Janice Ablett

Drouin, Victoria

Nurse, Ice Meltdown founder

Ice is a big issue in Gippsland, where Janice lives and nurses. In the space of a few weeks in 2014, several young locals who were using the drug took their own lives. Around the same time, a friend’s son arrived on Janice’s doorstep at 3am. He had lost everything to the drug and needed help. These experiences prompted Janice to set up The Ice Meltdown Project. This community group gives people affected by ice the support needed to rebuild their lives. Janice is using her AMP Tomorrow Fund grant to establish a local residential respite program: “It’s a place where people can recover and relearn the skills needed to survive mentally and physically.”