Statistics provided by www.adaa.org.au – The Anti Depression Association of Australia highlight that 1 in 3 Australians are suffering from stress and 1 in 5 Australians are on stress related medication and almost half of our nations children suffer from anxiety or some other form of stress.
The fact is that this in many cases people are unaware that they have anxiety or depression nor are prepared to acknowledge that they need help. Stress and related illness is a silent sickness and as a country, more locally our community needs to start to speak loudly of how to help and where to start.
Well the Sunshine Coast is about to be the spearhead of an initiative bought together with a massive raising of funds by the ADAA and the expertise of The Stress Management Institute of Australia who will provide the highly regarded education techniques of the Fountainhead Method ™. The Fountainhead Method TM is an educational program endorsed by the ADAA as one of the countries leading programs into assisting people with stress related illness.
The ADAA has committed to raising funding and endorsements of up to $500,000 to be used to provide an introduction to the Fountainhead Method ™ for over 1000 locals over the next year. This will be provided in the way of a $400 grant towards a weekend intensive workshop developed to give people an insight into their stress and some inroads into to how to help themselves. The workshops will be run monthly starting 21st & 22nd July more information can be found at here.