Pigeon Football believes whole heartedly in mental wellbeing - but we are by no means the experts here. That's where these folks come in, trained experts who have been doing fantastic work in this area for years.
“I believe knowing the signs of a mental health disorder like depression is just as important as knowing resuscitation.”
At Man Anchor we want to educate and empower the community to have tools to support their own wellbeing and that of the wider community.
In Australia one in five (20%) Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year. 45% of Australians will live with a mental health disorder in their lifetime.
Suicide is the leading cause of death in males aged between 16-44.
We at Man Anchor believe its imperative that all Australians have a basic understating of mental health, the signs and symptoms and how to support a loved one if faced with a mental illness.
Having been to dark places far too many times in my life, I eventually learned one of the only ways to come out of them was by being honest with myself and the people around me.
I once thought vulnerability was weakness but I have come to realise that it is pure strength. The more we all embrace and share their struggles, the stronger we will all be.
I want to help show people no matter where your headspace is at there is a way out and we are all far stronger than we think.