Lifeline Classic

Lifeline Classic

29th March 2020 –

Man Anchor is excited to announce that we have been invited back to be a part of the Lifeline Classic which is a festival of surfing and mental wellness.

Man Anchor will be entering a Tag Team made up
of four surfers to battle it out in the water all in the name of raising
awareness around mental health and to support the inspirational work
Lifeline Northern Beaches do everyday via their 24 hour crisis support
and suicide prevention line answering over 900,000 calls a year.

Team Man Anchor includes former World Champion Damian Hardman, Surfing NSW CEO Luke Madden , Surfing Nsw GM John Shimooka and Ricky Royle

The cost of running such an organisation is immense so events like this
offer a great opportunity to raise funds. I would really appreciate
your support in helping TEAM Man Anchor raise as much money as possible
to support their vital work.

Please see the link bellow and go to the Man Anchor team page to donate. Please note all donations are tax deductible!👏🏻

78 MR replica hand shaped board by Yugen Surfboards

To help with fund raising we have some fantastic prizes which include an unbelievably sexy 78 MR replica hand shaped board by Yugen Surfboards
worth over $1,800, we also have the fantastic opportunity for a BBQ to
be hosted at your home or at your work place by myself & the legend
and Founder of Gotcha4Life Gus Worland to promote positive mental fitness & wellbeing.

Every donation over $20 will receive one entry and every donation over $50 will receive 3 entries.

Thank you in advance for your support and please share. “A simple conversation could potentially save a life”

Lifeline Northern Beaches 2020 Lifeline Classic


lifeline classic

A Simple Conversation

A Simple Conversation

A Simple Conversation

What would you say if I told you that you could potentially change a friend or loved one’s life forever or EVEN save their life.

Are you serious? How?

The fact is we all can make a difference by starting simple conversations with our friends and family about mental health.

It’s a frightening statistic that1 in 8 males and 1 in 5 females will struggle with either anxiety or depression. Knowing these statistics, stop for a second and think about the people in your life. There is a high chance that someone close to you is struggling with a mental health condition. Many of us assume that the people in our lives know we are there for them if they ever need to talk. However, the truth is, in most cases people struggling with mental health conditions are so overwhelmed by their situation they cannot see that you are there to help.

I was once told by someone who had struggled with depression to squint my eyes and block my ears and he started talking to me. The sound was muffled, my sight was blurred and unclear, he then proceeded to say, “That’s what it was like for me”. He believed he had people there for him but just didn’t know who or how to ask for help? That was until he had a friend reach out to him and say they had noticed changes in him, they were concerned, and were there to listen, support and stand by him.

Similarly to cancer, mental health conditions can affect anyone, no one is immune. You may have people in your life that on the outside may appear to have the perfect life however everyday life pressures can affect anyone.

Here are a few simple ways to start “The #letstalk conversation”:

  • “I read an article the other day about mental health. Surprisingly, 45% of all Australians will struggle with a mental health condition in their life! If you or anyone you may know of needs to talk please know I’m here to listen and support you.”
  • “Guys, did you know 1 in 8 men suffer from either anxiety or depression in a 12-month period? Boys, you know if any of you need to talk I’m always here. I’m not going to judge, just help.”
  • “Girls, did you know 1 in 5 women suffer from either anxiety or depression in a 12-month period? Please know that if you ever feel the need to chat, I’m here for you.I’ll never judge, I’m just here to help and support you.”
  • “Babe, I’ve noticed that you haven’t been yourself lately. I want you to know that I’m here for you, just as you would be there for me. We’re a team and there is nothing we can’t talk about or resolve together.”

If you do have someone reach out to you don’t panic! Let them know that you are there to support them and be by their side. Make an appointment to see their local GP and show your support by going along to the appointment. The GP will help set up a plan to address their current situation. It’s important to remember that mental health issues are medical conditions that can be treated with consultation and planning from medical professionals.

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