GROWING up for young people can be tough at the best of times.
However, for a lot of young people the journey can be much harder.
That is where people like Brad Freind (no, that is not a typo) come in.
Brad has spent his adult life working with youth who need that bit of extra help.
Born in 1982 in Melton, Brad grew up in Perth, before returning to Northcote.
“My parents were Salvation Army officers so we moved a bit,” he explained.