2 Minute Mates
"I wrote this thing about an idea I had, cause we aren’t good at using words for stuff..."This is a project to help you check in on your mates. ✌️💜
We’re not very good at using our words and stuff.Because of this, we don’t have tough conversations.And that means mental health in this country is struggling.Most people say they’ll do anything for their mates..Yet a lot of us won’t tell our mates if something is wrong.1 in 5 Aussies will experience some form of anxiety or depression.Whether you know about it or not, this is happening to people you know.This is your chance to do something about it.2 Minute Mates is a mental health awareness project.Our goal is to help you practice supporting and lifting up your mates.With a few steps and some support, you can be the change they need.We can help you:Recognise the signs ⚠️Look after yourself ❤️Support your mates 💬Improve friendships 🤙Feel rewarded 🎁Be the one that's there for your mates.
There's this 'invisible wall' stoping (mostly) blokes from showing their emotions.
As a result, suicide rates are at disgustingly high levels.
Societal pressure and outdated stereotypes are driving this.
I was hearing too often about someone I knew getting into trouble.
I decided it’s something we need to change.
To be honest, this goes beyond the a ‘mental health’ talk.
A term I think still alarms us as a ‘voodoo’ word.
Mental health doesn't have to mean something's wrong.
It extends to asking for advice, help or just venting about life.
It's time to stop having our serious conversations in the late hours,
Ones that we don't follow up on after too many beers.
The goal is to make these conversations part of the everyday.
Something you can talk about at the bus stop, in the classroom, at work,
or on a weekend, with your mates.
The truth is, the change starts with you.
We all have the chance to be the advocate in our friendship group.
No matter your background or circumstances.
When you speak from the heart to your mates, they will listen.
If that's scary for you, we're here to help. It's what mates are for.
We provide support so you can have stronger conversations and better friendships.
If that sounds like a good deal.. get in touch and we'll help you start.
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