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we will improve your
mental health

The Mental Health Movement aims to educate & develop a more resilient individual.

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PRESENTATIONS

Presentations and programs catered to schools, community and sporting clubs. Our Mental health Workplace Blueprint targeted for industry and corporate companies.

RESOURCES

Valuable resources to improve mental health literacy, change  perceptions, build resilience and assist individuals and organisations create and develop a mentally healthy work environment.

CONTACT US

Please contact MHM for all bookings and enquiries.

about The
mental health movement

The Mental Health Movement is the brainchild of former NRL player Dan Hunt. Dan’s impressive sporting career spanned over nine years culminating in his 150th game played for the St George Illawarra Dragons. During his career as a professional athlete, he struggled with and overcame many adversities.  

Using the power of personal story and lived experience to break down the stigma which stops people seeking help for mental issues, Dan focusses on driving change by altering society’s perception of mental health issues and those struggling with them.

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Dan was diagnosed with type 2 Bipolar Disorder in 2010. At the height of his mental illness and the struggle it presented, he felt alone and isolated as access to information was not readily or easily available. This lead to feelings of vulnerability and fear as he felt it showed weakness to ask for help or assistance. 

At the time, Dan knew there would be other people in similar situations, experiencing similar issues who also needed access to helpful information and support. Although a challenging time in his own life, Dan knew if he could openly and honestly share his experiences, knowledge and coping strategies, he would be able to assist others in better managing their own mental health. His own life experiences and determination to help others is what inspired the creation of The Mental Health Movement and lead to Dan’s further study in Mental Health, Community Services, Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD), Fitness, Business and Career Development. 

It is through the power of story and lived experience, education, development of positive coping strategies and by creating strong support networks to help maintain and manage positive mental health that Dan aims to help improve outcomes for individuals experiencing a mental health issue.

how big is the problem?

The current statistics relating to mental health and mental illness in Australia are at an all time high.

1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness in any one year.

1 in 2 people will experience a mental illness in their lifetime.

Mental illness is the leading cause of absenteeism in the Australian workforce costing the Australian economy approximately $11 billion per year in lost productivity.

Suicide is the leading cause of death in individuals aged 15 - 44 years.

Mental illness is more common in individuals aged 18 – 24 years.

50% of young people who experience a mental illness do not seek professional help, the main reason being the negative social stigma attached.

Our Vision

Through collaboration and changing the individual perception towards mental health, we
strive to be a leader in delivering mental health management systems within the Australian workplace.

Our Values

  • Adaptability
  • Education
  • Passion
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance
  • Creativity

Our Mission

To deliver improved mental health outcomes to our clients through our Mental Health Workplace Blueprint. This will provide mental health awareness, education, training and resources in conjunction with being a link to consistent support networks.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

Tate Pearson

CEO Sano Health

Trustworthy, reliable and engaging, Dan is highly recommended for anyone, team or manager looking to build resilience in themselves or their staff. There is a need for mental health programs across Australia and I strongly recommend engaging the Mental health Movement for your business. Their ability to harness the power of story has facilitated a significant cultural shift in the mindset of our client’s workforce. A must for any business looking to empower their staff to become the best version of themselves.

White Haven CEO (Name)

CEO - White Haven Coal

Dan Hunt from the Mental Health Movement was engaged by WHC to deliver awareness presentations to all crews across our operations to increase the awareness, understanding and acceptance of mental health and mental ill-health within ourselves, our families, friends, workmates and communities. Dan presented approximately 50 presentations across a 4 week period with a professional and tailored approach – bringing his lived experiences that were relatable to the audience. Dan’s presentations were powerful and resonates with many people, helping to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and to introduce concepts and strategies to assist everyone to better cope with their day to day stressors. Dan worked collaboratively with our Employee Assistance Provider and provided additional assistance to our local football community when an adverse event unfortunately occurred during the time he was here. Dan is an extremely professional and influential facilitator who is proactive and passionate about making a positive change regarding the perception and management of mental health and illness.

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Featured Blogs

MHM: Your 80 Minutes

An anecdote Dan Hunt shares from when he was playing in the NRL about being the best version of yourself. He also shares how he has adapted it to everyday life since retiring, using it to check in with himself.

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May 8, 2018

Perceptions Of Addiction

This is a clever short animation showing the impact of addiction on someone's life.

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November 30, 2017