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Julian was born in Sri Lanka and came to Australia at 21. He joined Greater Dandenong Sings because he was not working and suffered from anxiety.
Julian had always been interested in singing and when he came across a flyer for the choir he thought it would be a place where he would fit in.
“I had bad anxiety, mainly from not working, which could have become depression if I had not found Greater Dandenong Sings,” Julian said.
“Singing has helped as it makes me happy, it’s uplifting, but also talking to people who had similar problems. The choir is supportive. We sing happy songs that give a sense of positive good feelings.”
“I always look forward to choir. I think I will be singing there until I can’t anymore.”
“My wife noticed the difference in me. I’m back to my normal self now.”