Man Anchor Sanitation Stations

Man Anchor Sanitation Stations

Man Anchor is excited to be partnering with Sanitation Zone to support positive mental health during COVID. The Man Anchor hand sanitiser unit has been designed to make people stop and think about a few positive strategies to support their own mental health and the people around them.
The limited edition Man Anchor sanitation stations are free with a NSW government rebate with T&C.
If you would like to support Man Anchor and the positive mental health of your team or customers please feel free to contact me via private message or steven@mananchor.com.au

Teen Mental Health First Aid

Teen Mental Health First Aid

Today was a special day as we added Teen Mental Health First Aid to the Man Anchor program portfolio. The program is designed to empower teens (years 7-9 & 10-12) with the tools to support positive mental health and provide an action plan for times of crisis. This program in my opinion is vital in the fight to reduce youth suicide rate across our country support generational change in the way we address mental health.

A big thank you to @beyondlimitslearningclinic for the unbelievable guidance and training. I would also like to acknowledge and thank the other participants which were all from regional areas across NSW.

Randwick Mental Health Initiative

Randwick Mental Health Initiative

This week I had the pleasure of meeting Danny Said Mayor of Randwick as part of the mental health initiative MH 360 and partnership with Surfing NSW. Danny’s genuine passion for the mental wellbeing of the people of Randwick City Council was clear and we are super excited to be working with him and the community of Randwick.

#Let’s talk about mental health

#Let’s talk about mental health

In life we are encouraged to take care of our physical health, but it’s imperative that your mental health or mental wellness is prioritised too. The below is a basic list of the more common triggers to a mental health crisis. Knowing that you or a loved one have experienced a potential trigger and then is presenting with two or more of these common signs & symptoms it is important that you or the individual seek clinical support.

Common Triggers to Developing Mental Health
Crisis or Illness

• Stress
• Loss of a loved one
• Traumatic events
• Relationship breakdown
• Alcohol & Drug abuse
• Trauma
• Bullying & intimidation
• Social pressures & expectations

• Financial expectations
• Workplace pressures
• Personal unrealistic expectations
• Discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity
• Domestic Violence
• Infertility & perinatal loss
• Pregnancy
• Menopause

Knowing the More Common Signs
and Symptoms of a Mental Illness

To clarify, a “Sign” is what you can see in someone and a “Symptom” is what someone can feel and experience.

Behaviour

• Withdrawn
• Not able to complete tasks
• Relying on alcohol or drugs
• Lack of concentration
• Abstaining from social events

Feelings

• Overwhelmed
• Guilty
• Irritable
• Frustrated
• Low Confidence
• Unhappy
• Indecisive
• Disappointed
• Miserable

Physical

• Tired all the time
• Sick & run down
• Headaches & muscle pain
• Churning stomach
• Loss or change in appetite
• Significant weight loss

It’s important to note these are basic indicators, the reality is that someone living with a mental health disorder may not show any of the above signs or symptoms that is why it is important that as a community we continue to build a positive culture around mental health, removing the perceived stigma and barriers to create opportunities for those who feel isolated to reach out for support.

Help and support is there in so many forms from family and friends to health
professionals like your GP or psychologist.
If you or a loved one needs support, Lifeline is there 24/7, 365 days a year call 13 11 14.

“Knowing the more common signs of a mental health disorder is as equally important as knowing resuscitation, both have the ability to save a life”.

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Tips for supporting your mental health during COVID-19

Tips for supporting your mental health during COVID-19

In these unprecedented times it is completely understandable that some people within our community will be experiencing higher levels of stress and low levels of anxiety. It is important that we address this before the stress and anxiety grows to distress or crisis. Here are some simple tips for dealing with increasing levels of stress and anxiety.

Stay Connected

Social distancing does not equate to social isolation, just like in more positive times staying connected and communicating with friends and family is key to supporting positive mental health.
Tip: Be creative in how you connect with friends and family like virtual coffee or drinks.

Stay Active

The power of exercise is truly amazing and is key to a healthy mind. It relieves tension and stress, boosts physical and mental energy and enhances well-being through the release of endorphins.
Tip: Physical exercises such as a 15 minute walk or yoga.

Limit News Feeds

It is important to stay connected to information regarding the pandemic however we need to be mindful that constant barrage of negative media can have a negative effect on you and your family’s mental health. The continuous feed of information can cause distress and anxiety which will impact your ability to think in a proactive manner.
Tip: Set yourself a time (once or twice) in the morning and evening to watch the news.

Knowing the signs

Mental illness effects a person’s thinking, emotional state, behaviour and physical wellbeing. If these changes and symptoms last longer than a few weeks or impact the person’s ability to function or carry out daily activities, it is recommended that they
seek professional support.
Tip: Having open and transparent conversations about the impact of the pandemic
can allow you to identify subtle changes in your own and others mental health.

Reach Out

Like most health-related illness early intervention is the key to preventing someone becoming unwell and this is the same with your mental health. The easiest place to start is reach out to your friends and family, together you can seek the
support of a health professional such as your local GP.

Resources & Crisis Support


In an emergency call 000
Lifeline 13 11 14 https://www.lifeline.org.au
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 65 94 67 https: www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
Beyond Blue 1300 22 46 36 https:// www.beyondblue.org.au/home
Mens Line 1300 78 99 78 https:// mensline.org.au

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