Words can’t hold us back

In our first national literacy survey, we learned that reading and writing difficulties are more common than we might think. This has a massive impact on people’s lives and how they feel about themselves.

With our Words can’t hold us back campaign we’re bringing this issue to light, so we can remove the stigma and help to break the cycle.

Early intervention, along with making sure that people know where and how to get the help they need is key.

We’ve put together some downloadable guides to support literacy and help young people become better readers.

Meet our campaign ambassadors

There are many reasons why people struggle to read, write and communicate.

We know that the sooner young people get the help they need the better the outcome will be. To help us spread the word we’re partnering with some literacy ambassadors.

El’ise Bothe

A former contestant on The Block home renovation show, El'ise has dyslexia as do two of her three children and her mother.

She has spoken openly about being diagnosed with dyslexia later in life and feels strongly about getting young people the support they need.

Instagram: @elise_bothe

Brett Salakas

Brett is an educator, an international keynote speaker, an author, the founder of #aussieED (the largest online network of teachers in Australia) and the co-founder of both the ED Poets Society and #TheWalkingED. 

He has over 20 years of experience as a Primary School teacher in South East Asia and Australia. Brett has a passion for seeing education across Australia step towards a more inclusive and supportive space thanks to technology.

Twitter: @MRsalakas


About us

We’re Texthelp. As the name suggests, our aim is to help people with text, particularly those who struggle with digital text.

We design tools to help people understand and be understood. We want to make sure everyone has the support they need to succeed. From early years right through education and into the workplace - we’re with you for life.

We’ve helped over 50 million people and by 2030 we plan to help 1 billion people