INTRODUCING OUR NEW BOOK
'HOW TO STAY SANE IN A CRAZY WORLD'
A Small Book That's Having A Huge Impact.
(It's Being Called A 'How To Survive And Thrive' Handbook)
This year, we are focusing our efforts on school leavers to better prepare them for life by providing as many as possible with ‘How to Stay Sane In A Crazy World’ Books. To do this, we are partnering with organizations such as Rotary, Lions and Apex to ensure the widest possible distribution.
This age group has the highest incidence of mental health concerns. This time of life also has major life changes - meaning great stressors.
The handbook provides them with information and tools to ensure they can better cope with life's mental and emotional challenges. They can then pass this knowledge on to their own children.
More than 20 years of community and schools based mental health education and training, has proven to us that the best time in life to provide practical mental health information and bring about generational change is when teenagers are about to transition from a lifetime of family support to looking after themselves. They quite often have to move to a new city to go to University or look for employment.
They have to manage their own accommodation, food and drinks, their own sleep times, budgeting and part time work, whilst under increased study pressures. All of these extra responsibilities, whilst being separated from friends and family, can often be overwhelming.
We have seen far too many previously high achievers fail this transition and have to go back home with the guilt and shame of not meeting expectations (and with a large debt). All too often, this is the beginning of a downhill spiral of addictions, isolation and dysfunctional behaviours.
The practical, no jargon handbook provides teenagers with the knowledge and understanding of mental and emotional health and how to manage theirs and that of their future children.
Holistic Mental Health Means To Have
A Healthy Brain
A Clear Conscience
And A Reason To Live
LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT
"I would love to give each of these students a copy of this resource as a toolkit for later life. I would also love to have copies available for families grappling with mental health concerns as this may save a life.
I enthusiastically endorse this mental health resource and encourage other personnel working with young people to take it on board".
High School Guidance Officer
'It's Trevor and Annie's plain English, down-to-earth and transparent approach that cuts through the jungle of academic speak that feels refreshing and keeps it real.
It’s holistic, not clinical - It's real and their language is plain English - They have a sense of humour - They are transparent and have a real story of their own mental health issues.
It's obvious that they love people and want to protect them from the kinds of mistakes that they made.
- Hope Centre Pastor - Logan City
Hey mate. I've spent way too much time today reading your new book because, although I'm supposed to be working, I can't put it down. It's just brilliant mate. I think it just brings all of your past work together into one big crescendo.
This will really set a lot of people free.
Well done both of you. This is a fantastic effort
- Matt, Family Counselor, Brisbane