Gus explains what Gotcha4Life is, why he created it and how theyre helping demystify mental health.
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Australian radio host and TV personality, Gus Worland, is the driving force behind mental fitness foundation Gotcha4Life. Gus set up the not-for-profit foundation in 2017 to help people develop the emotional muscle, resilience and social connections needed to build mental fitness and prevent suicide. A compassionate bloke, Gus wears his heart on his sleeve. But that heart was shattered the day news arrived that Angus - his friend, mentor and father figure - had taken his life. Angus seemed to have it all - a beautiful family, home, great job, the respect and friendship of many. But he had something else too. Inner worries that were eating at him. And he never told anyone about it. The stigma around masculinity stopped too many from reaching out and asking for help when life felt tough. Gus was drive to action. In 2016, he hosted three-part documentary series Man Up, lifting the lid on masculnity, social isolation, mental health and suicide. It got attention and created awareness - but Gus knew more was needed - action, education and connection for everyone. So he left his breakfast radio gig. And Gotcha4Life was born.
To find out more about Gotcha4Life go to their website - https://www.gotcha4life.org/
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