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This interview is so timely, especially as most of us in Australia/NZ are in lockdown and the impact of these lockdowns are having on our mental health, bringing about a sense of fear and anxiety around the globe.
Today’s guest doesn’t need much of an introduction as I am sure most of you will remember Seb as one of the favourite contestants from the Australian TV reality show - Married at First Sight, AKA MAFS. For those who are not familiar with MAFS, its a show following couples in this crazy experiment as they meet for the first time on their wedding day. This episode is not focusing on Seb’s experience with MAFS or relationships, but rather discussing a topic that we are both incredibly passionate and vocal about, that topic being Mental Health Awareness. I have been following Seb’s journey for over a year and what inspired me to reach out, was how raw, honest and open he is with his own personal obstacles and set backs, which has allowed the public to witness him in his vulnerability, which is not an easy thing for a man.
We cover a lot in this episode. Seb talks openly of his low points in life, his fears and anxieties. He shares that he spent most of his life living in his head, which caused him to suffer self worth issues. Seb talks about his self care tips and resources, which helps him manage his anxiety, CBD oil being a contributor to managing this so he's a huge advocate CBD oil. One of his key resources, is a mindfulness and fitness program he has created, to nurture people on their journey to wellness - this is so good!
Whether you are challenged in your relationship, struggling with self worth issues or feeling depressed or anxious, this episode is a beautiful reminder that connection - whether its connecting with people OR back to yourself with movement and fitness, is a great resource to reconnect back to self love.
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Here are several organisations that provide support and education for people with mental illness and their families and carers throughout Australia.
Some of the main groups are listed below.
Beyond Blue aims to increase awareness of depression and anxiety and reduce stigma. Call 1300 22 4636, 24 hours/7 days a week, chat online or email.
Blue Knot Foundation Helpline is the National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma. It provides support, education and resources for the families and communities of adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse. Call 1300 657 380, Monday – Sunday between 9am – 5pm AEST or via email email@example.com.
Butterfly Foundation's National Helpline is a free, confidential service that provides information, counselling and treatment referral for people with eating disorders, and body image and related issues. Call 1800 33 4673, 8am-midnight AEST / 7 days a week, chat online or email.
Lifeline provides 24-hour crisis counselling, support groups and suicide prevention services. Call 13 11 14, text on 0477 13 11 14 (12pm to midnight AEST) or chat online.
MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online counselling service offering support to Australian men. Call 1300 78 99 78, 24 hours/7 days a week, chat online or organise a video chat.
MindSpot is a free telephone and online service for people with anxiety, stress, low mood or depression. It provides online assessment and treatment for anxiety and depression. MindSpot is not an emergency or instant response service. Call 1800 61 44 34.