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Mental Health Foundation - www.mentalhealth.org.nz/page/303-In-Crisis
Lifeline 0800 543 354 or (09) 522 2999
Suicide Prevention Helpline 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOK0)
Youthline 0800 376 633
Samaritans 0800 726 666
The lowdown - www.thelowdown.co.nz
Depression - http://www.depression.org.nz/ (JK’s stuff) helpline – 0800 111 757
There are also other resources on the wellbeing page of this site.
11:30 AM Thursday Jan 17, 2013
Construction has begun on the world’s biggest waterslide on a hillside west of Auckland, as part of a festival to help combat depression.
The 650 metre long waterslide, the brainchild of Auckland men Jimi Hunt and Dan Drupsteen, will be open for public to use during a two-day festival on February 23 and 24.
Funds raised will be used by the charity Live More Awesome.
“We’re a couple of Kiwi guys who like so many others have really suffered at hands of depression, said co-founder Dan Drupsteen. ” It was really tough, but having come out the other side we decided the best way for us to keep depression at bay was to ‘Live More Awesome’. We hope this amazing project will encourage others to do the same and we want people to know it’s ok to ask for help,” he said.
Three slides are being built down the hillside near Helensville - the 650 metre long monster, along with two smaller ones - one 80 metres and another 60-metre “grandma slip’n’slide” for the more timid.
Hunt’s previous adventures include riding a lilo down the Waikato River.
The men say Live More Awesome was based around the idea that if they continued to strive for better things and “live more awesome” then there was no way that depression would ever get them again. “So far it’s working.”
Through their online and social media presence, then men hope to connect those people to others with like minds and encourage people to have hobbies, do things rather than buying things and have fun.
“It’s much easier to make a difference or be awesome when you have friends by your side”.
People wanting to go to the slide, donate or help out can go here for tickets. http://www.indiegogo.com/worldsbiggestwaterslide
- nzherald online
- establsih a relationship with a doctor and have an annual check-up
-Get to know your family health history
-Go easy on the booze
-eat a balanced diet and maintain a healthy weight
- exercise regularly
- be sexually responsible
-manage your stress and take time out for yourself
-have an annual dental check up
After a few corridor conversations I’ve set up the HisBiz team again for Movember. My aim is not to grow a mo but support the team to do so and for you to pledged to grow a moustache for 30 days to raise funds and awareness for men’s health. This year, we honour the great men who have grown before us and, as Movember and Sons, pay respect to the simple truth “knowledge is power, moustache is king.”
As our forefathers always knew, the moustache is the mark of a man. Today, it is a man’s ribbon, a symbol to spark conversation and help change the face of men’s health.
You can take part either by growing one Dirty Son of a Mo as a Mo Bro, or join as a Mo Sista to help recruit others, share knowledge and support Mo growers.
To join our team of Movember moustache merchants go to https://www.movember.com/nz/register/details/team_id/602441
If you’d like to find out more about the type of work you’d be helping to fund by supporting Movember, take a look at the Programs We Fund section on the Movember website:
Pass this on to anyone we have forgotten. Up for grabs this year for the highest fund raiser will be a HisBiz travel mug and T-shirt.