Coastrek Walk 2020; supporting mental health

By 2 January 2020 January 17th, 2020 CEO Blog

Ccentric Group has entered two teams to participate in the 2020 Coastrek. Coastrek is a team trek challenge set up by Wild Women on Top to raise funds for Beyond Blue. Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

We have entered this challenge to raise much needed funds for a cause we are passionate about.

Over one million people in Australia have depression and more than two million are experiencing anxiety. On average, eight people take their lives every day in Australia. 

Our goal is to raise $2000 per team which will help Beyond Blue keep up with demand for its 24/7 Support Service and contribute to the development and delivery of innovative, evidence-based services, programs, resources and campaigns to tackle anxiety, depression and suicide. If you would like to make a small donation in support of this cause, it will be greatly appreciated. Any donation of $2 or more is fully tax deductible.

The aftermath of the bush fires that have been devastating our country over the last few months does not just leave a physical effect. Support for the mental well-being of those affected is vital during this period. Beyond Blue have created a fact sheet to provide information to those that will need help dealing with this crisis. It is available here. Beyond Blue provides 24 hour support with access to a trained mental health professional either over the phone (1300 22 46 36) via their online chat service, email or through their community web forums. Please visit their support page for more information.

A message from Beyond Blue CEO, Georgie Harman

“These are stressful times and it’s important we’re aware of how these things can affect our mental health, both in the immediate and longer term. Often, signs of trauma and distress can take months and years to emerge but it’s never too early to get informed about the difference between a normal and common reaction to disaster, and symptoms that indicate a need for additional professional support,” Beyond Blue CEO Georgie Harman said. You can find out more and read the full media release here: Mental health advice for people affected by bushfire.

Our Teams

Ccentric:

https://www.coastrek.com.au/fundraisers/ccentric

Ccentric 2:

https://www.coastrek.com.au/fundraisers/ccentric2

Useful resources for mental health support

Black Dog Institute

www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

SANE

www.SANE.org

1800 187 263

Man Therapy

www.mantherapy.org.au

Head to Health

https://headtohealth.gov.au

Lifelife

13 11 14

Mensline Australia

1300 789 978

Beyond Blue

1300 224 636

Carers Australia

1800 224 636

Relationships Australia

1300 364 277

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467

Reach Out

www.reachout.com.au

BITE BACK

www.biteback.org.au

Kids Helpline

www.kidshelpline.comau

1800 551 800

Headspace

www.headspace.org.au

National Health Services Directory

https://about.healthdirect.gov.au/nhsd

Australian Psychologists Society

www.psychology.org.au/Find-a-Psychologist

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