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Insight: Mental Health in Professional Sport

As I write this I am stuck in traffic on the way to Sydney Airport before flying to Melbourne to play a big game during the festive period. Late last year Terry from Mr. Perfect reached out and asked me to be an Ambassador for their cause. It is a huge honour to be part of this movement for men that allows them to seek non-clinical support should they be suffering from mental illness or they have been affected by a friend or family member’s illness or they just want to understand mental health more. Recently I noticed ex-team mates and other professional footballers writing blogs about mental health so it inspired me to try my own. Be kind as...

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Men With Eating And Body Image Issues – The Hidden Problem

By Elizabeth Manwaring I have been working either as a student counsellor or qualified counsellor in the field of eating and body image issues for two years now. During this time, I have seen dozens of people come through the agency where I did my practicum in 2015 seeking help for eating issues and several in my own private practice since then. I was also exposed to the broader eating issues community in Brisbane – the carers' association, the hospital network, other agencies, etc. Of all the people with eating issues that I saw, only three were male. One did a short course of counselling with the agency, another came to the agency for help and left after one appointment and...

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How to talk about your emotions: A guide for men

Appeared originally at Medium.com here: https://medium.com/hellosundaymorning/how-to-talk-about-your-emotions-67b1e5f3fff8 *** Hello Sunday Morning is a movement towards a better drinking culture. Our vision is a world where drinking is an individual choice, not a cultural expectation. How do you feel about your relationship with alcohol? We interview Mr. Perfect about the generational shift around male communication and why having a society that’s open to emotional freedom for men is so important.   ***     You’re told to suck it up, to be strong, to not cry because crying is for wimps. Men don’t often open up about how they are really feeling to friends and family. Showing emotion and vulnerability has long been stigmatised as a sign of weakness. It is the stereotype...

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Lest We Forget (We cannot always Understand)

By Terry Cornick (Mr. Perfect Founder & CEO) A brother of a friend of a friend took their own life on Anzac Day. I heard only today and typed this out within minutes of the news on the bus to work. Without knowing any details or knowing the guy, what I do know is that he was "that guy". The one that had it together, a secure job that was booming, he was charming, had a massive smile and had just bought a boat. Sound familiar? Some would say this was "perfect". Without even knowing his mindset or if he had any history of or current mental illness, I pondered deeply when I heard. I felt sick to the stomach but...

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