A brave and inspirational mate Mitchell Paterson sharing his battle to create awareness 🖤. Love you Mitch stay strong & stay you ⚓️
I’m suffering from anxiety mental health issues and severe depression, I am not ashamed of it anymore and it’s not a good place to be in. People don’t believe me when I tell them because I am happy and laughing round them and try to make others laugh. At times I struggle. I can be hard to live with or be around when I get this way and I know it. I try my best to control it and mostly succeed. I manage to get on top of it and control things but at times I break. So if u see me and I’m quiet or don’t speak, I’m not upset with u, and u haven’t upset me. I don’t mean to be rude, I may just need a moment to myself. So please if ur my friend just bare with me. It’s OK not to be ok, tell someone ur not OK. Everyone says, “if u need anything, don’t hesitate, I’ll be there for u…” so I’m going to make a bet, without being pessimistic, I wish my friends that u will put this on ur wall. Whether you suffer with it or not. You just have to copy, not share! I want to know who I can count on… And I’m sure it’ll be less than 25. Write ” done” in comments when u do. It’s mental illness awareness month. ♥
Man Anchor is excited to share that our programs are now available on an online platform. Like most we have had to adapt to COVID-19 so we have been busy testing over the last few weeks working to create a safe and educational space for our virtual workshops.
We are looking for community groups, sporting teams as well as small and large businesses to take part in our 1 hour #letstalk workshop. The workshop is a really relaxed introduction to mental health. The workshop is the perfect opportunity to get the team together and kickstart positive conversation around mental health.
On Monday we had the pleasure of working with Davidson Rural Fire Service one of Australia’s largest brigades. The Man Anchor #letstalk workshop is about kick starting the conversation about mental health in a positive and productive way and the crews engagement and discussion during and after the workshop was fantastic. I’m truly grateful to have had the opportunity to help build on the already s… See More
That’s another 12 Mental Wellbeing & Welfare Mangers trained with tools to support their local clubs and the wider surfing community in times of crisis.
A fantastic group from all walks of life bound together by their love of the ocean and community.
Thank you Ben Higgs @bthiggsrfa from the @risefoundationaust for a fantastic job over the two weekends. I would also like to thank Surfing NSW, Luke Madden @lukemadden and John Shimooka @johnshimooka for their ongoing support.