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, industry and corporate professionals.

RESOURCES

Valuable resources to improve mental health literacy, change  perceptions, build resilience and assist individuals and organisations better manage their mental health.

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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

Providing early intervention initiatives to educate and develop a more resilient society that is pro-active and accountable in looking after and managing their mental health.

Our Values

  • Support
  • Education
  • Passion
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance
  • Creativity

Our Mission

Using the power of story, the MHM platform provides its clients with awareness, education, coping strategies, training and support. Changing perceptions, building resilience to improved mental health outcomes.

Featured resources

Perceptions Of Addiction

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

Support Resources
November 30, 2017

Jordan Peterson on Improving Mental Health

In this video, Psychology Professor Jordan B. Peterson gives sage advice about mental health improvement.

Support Resources
November 16, 2017

MHM | Mental Health Month | 8 Week Well-Being Challenge

MHM | Mental Health Month | 8 Week Well-Being Challenge

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October 2, 2017

The Real "R U OK" Day

Understanding The Real "R UOK" Day

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September 18, 2017

Is your organisation being pro-active in the mental health space?