Qudos Bank Arena Partners with Gotcha4Life to Prioritise Mental Health
26 October 2023
Qudos Bank Arena, announced Gotcha4Life as its official Mental Fitness Partner. Gotcha4Life, led by its founder Gus Worland, is a renowned organisation dedicated to improving mental health and well-being. The organisation focuses on building mental fitness and fostering emotional resilience with a vision of a future where no one must face mental health challenges alone.
The selection of mental health and well-being as a significant cause to support is in direct response to the findings of a comprehensive staff survey, which underscored the paramount importance of mental health for the team members of Qudos Bank Arena.
Steve Hevern, General Manager of Qudos Bank Arena, expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “I am excited to officially welcome Gotcha4Life to the Qudos Bank Arena family as our official Mental Fitness Partner. It was clear from our staff that mental health was a standout cause for us to support, and the work that Gotcha4Life does in this area led to them being voted as our preferred Mental Fitness Partner. We look forward to a long-lasting relationship and making a difference in this important area.”
During a recent visit to Qudos Bank Arena, Gus Worland, Founder and Director of Gotcha4Life, introduced the Gotcha4Life program to all full-time staff members. He emphasised the significance of this partnership by highlighting the startling statistic: “We lose seven men every day and two women every day, that’s nine Aussies that woke up this morning that won’t wake up tomorrow morning.”
Qudos Bank Arena and Gotcha4Life are both dedicated to promoting mental well-being, providing support to individuals on their journey towards mental fitness, and reducing the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
The partnership will result in a share of cloaking proceeds dedicated to supporting Gotcha4Life and the delivery of a number of mental fitness workshops delivered to Qudos Bank Arena staff fostering an environment where individuals can openly discuss and address their mental health concerns.
Steve Hevern further explained, “as a business, we understand that building mental fitness is an ongoing journey, and it’s important to create a supportive environment where individuals feel empowered to take care of their mental well-being. By working alongside Gotcha4Life, who are experts in the field, we aim to integrate these practices into our business and establish a culture of mental wellness and resilience.”
The Qudos Bank Arena and Gotcha4Life partnership represent a significant step toward creating a society where mental health is a top priority. Together, they aim to provide resources, support, and opportunities for individuals to build their emotional resilience.
Mental Health Month in October 2023 marks the official launch of the partnership, underlining the shared commitment of both organisations to address mental health challenges and to nurture resilience within the community.
For more information about Gotcha4Life, please visit: https://www.gotcha4life.org
Gotcha4Life does not provide crisis intervention or counselling. Please see the list of services that can help here: https://www.gotcha4life.org/help-resources
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