October is Mental Health Awareness Month, so to help break the stigma and start a conversation about mental health, some of the Barefruit team joined the community Fluro Friday event on Friday 11th October in Lennox.
Organised by Trent Chapman from Movement Function Fitness, the morning included an anti bad vibes circle, surfing, a dance workout, breakfast and some stand-up comedy. Barefruit was there providing OJ for all of those who braved the dark, cold morning!
Fluro Friday was born at Bondi Beach 6 years ago – a weekly sunrise session where the community dress up in the brightest outfits possible and share stories, surf and do yoga to raise awareness of mental health. It has now spread to more than 200 beaches worldwide, and offers surf programs to people facing mental health challenges. You can read more about the OneWave foundation and all they do here, and check out what beaches run regular Fluro Friday events here.
1 in 5 people experience mental health issues each year and 65% of these people don't seek treatment. Having a safe space to talk about mental health can save lives, and that is exactly what OneWave is doing…..sometimes one wave is all it takes. Yew!
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And that’s a wrap! The back end of the #flurofriday crew! Thanks to everyone who came down, dropped by and most importantly started the conversation! It doesn’t take much to be able to assist someone with their mental health just a good set of ears, some common sense and a compassionate heart with the ability to link to professional and other help and maybe a cup of tea! It was so great to see so many being the change this morning! Action over awareness is where the shift starts and Lennox Head is pretty damn good at that! Thanks to everyone who brought this morning to life! Stellar effort all round! @onewaveisallittakes @allpestsolutions.com.au @barefruitmarketing @kyesomerville @jonnyhewett @jo_meredith @vanessalarrymitchell @beefandbeach