'The GHFC' is a not for profit initiative, in support of mental health awareness and wellbeing, within both the corporate and personal environments.
'The GHFC' communicates via 'Newsletter', our 'Editor's Blog' and a 'Forum' for sharing courageous stories of Realistic Optimism, all aimed at enhancing mental health wellbeing with proven mechanisms to suppress anxiety triggers.
'The GHFC' is all about Awareness, starting with simple conversations. Even if just one comment in our 'Newsletter', our 'Editor's Blog' or a discussion topic on our 'Forum', can help to raise awareness, then it will be an enormous victory.
'We at the GHFC are proud to be aligned with dedicated organisations such as Beyond Blue, the Black Dog Institute, RUOK?, Gotcha4Life, Movember, Headspace and Lifeline, encouraging everyone to visit their websites so as to be consistently informed and knowledgeable about the causes of, and coping strategies for, anxiety and the associated depression:
The Beyond Blue anxiety checklist measures your experiences of anxiety during the past two weeks.
'Your answers and results are completely confidential and we don’t store any of your information. After taking the test, you can print the results for yourself or a health professional. Tick the box next to each question that best reflects your thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
Over the last two weeks, how often have you been bothered by the following issues?'
Anxiety is many things, however simple to recognize and understand it is not!
Having experienced the debilitating effects of not addressing Anxiety in it's infancy, I feel I am well qualified to speak. (However I am not a GP or Psychologist, so what follows is purely self experience).
I have opted for an 'ABC' approach not to simplify or minimize Anxiety, more to provide an automatic recall system during moments of self-reflection, just to make sure we are always making sure 'WE R OK', as well as those around us.
Step 1 introduces the important work as done by the team at Black Dog Institute, combined with my own Mental Health Well Being story. (Running time: 8 mins 58 secs)
Step 2 reinforces the need for all of us to better understand the causes and the stigma associated with a mental illness. (Running time: 8 mins 58 secs)
Step 3 explores the many avenues available when seeking help . (Running time: 8 mins 58 secs)
Step 4 reinforces the need to look after the mental health of others as well as ourselves (Running time: 7 mins 44 secs)
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The inaugural GHFC Triathlon took place over 48 hours in mid November, at the idyllic Kangaroo Valley, in support of The GHFC's designated 2019 Mental Health WellbeTriathlon Charity, ‘Gotcha4life’.
Not just an awesome creative talent, musically, artistically and literarily, but also a really great bloke!
A crazy car rally famously known as 'Shitbox Rally', in which 250 vehicles, each with a street value of less than a $1,000 travel some 3,700kms from Melbourne to Townsville; three-quarters on infamous Aussie red dirt roads; all in the name of raising much needed funds for Cancer Council Australia. Team GHFC proudly raised over $21,000!
The dynamics of car preparation balanced with fund raising activities!
Driving on Dirt!
Yet more Dirt, just different commentary!
The Finish Line in Townsville!