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    Communication with Care - Listening and communicating without judgement

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    Local mental health education organisation, Man Anchor, has been working with students at Northern Beaches Secondary College - Cromer Campus for more than 12 months. In 2023, Steven Gamble, the founder of Man Anchor, will be working with more students to help build resilience and mental health fitness.

    On Wednesday 20 September, Steven Gamble will be presenting a 40 minute introduction to listening and communicating without judgment. Communicating with someone who is stressed, distressed or in crisis can enable you to offer valuable support through difficult times.

    Evidence shows that we will all know a family member, friend or colleague experiencing a mental health disorder or crisis. Man Anchor believes the more we know, the more we can support. 

    This informative evening will be an abridged version of the Communication with Care workshop Man Anchor offers, where participants discuss and understand the triggers, signs, symptoms, and the more common barriers that friends, family and colleagues may be facing during a mental health crisis across a wide spectrum of disorders from panic attacks and depression to suicide.

    A northern beaches resident, ​​Steven founded Man Anchor in 2017 in response to a speight of tragic suicides within the local community. While Steven initially hoped he could help by empowering men with the tools to support positive mental health, Man Anchor has grown into a national organisation that provides mental education programs across all genders, age groups and cultural backgrounds.

    Steven’s passion is to increase the mental health literacy level of all Australians and support generational change in the way we address mental health within our community, family units and workplaces. All with the ultimate aim of reducing the suicide rate in both youth and adults.

    Outside of Man Anchor Steve is a passionate Crisis Support Work with Lifeline Australia and a Resilience Coach.


    All proceeds from this event will support the Man Anchor program currently running at the school.

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