Our purpose is to introduce Sailing to First Responders and Frontline Healthcare workers for the mental wellbeing benefits and to Thank them for the work they do to protect us all.
Sailing Lifts Your Spirits introduces Sailing to First Responders and Frontline Healthcare workers.
These groups are massively over represented in work-related mental health conditions including acute issues like PTS and PTSD and too often ending in self-harm.
Adventure sports and Sailing in particular are well proven to be beneficial in building Resilience.
Sailing Lifts Your Spirits offers this group their first sailing experience at Royal Brighton Yacht Club.
During the free, 4 hour sailing experience, participants will learn from experienced crew, about the multiple pathways into recreational and competitive sailing, Helping to break down the common misconception that sailing is elitist.
Please help us meet our goal of inviting 1200 First Responders and Frontline Healthcare workers to experience sailing during the summer of 2021/22
.. "highly skilled men and women who deliver the initial response in emergency situations, interacting with people and the forces of nature in extreme circumstances.
Incidents requiring emergency response often involve serious injury or death, or a threat to life, safety and property.
The term 'first responder' most commonly refers to professionals such as paramedics, police officers, fire fighters and other emergency personnel trained to provide assistance in time-critical, often life-threatening situations.
It may also refer to individuals who perform those functions in a volunteer capacity and emergency control centre workers."
We also include and invite all Frontline Healthcare workers to join us and gain the benefits of Sailing Lifts Your Spirits.
Here at Sailing Lifts Your Spirits, we are so excited to announce our newest partner, The Royal Melbourne Hospital and the their 5 Ways to Wellbeing program. After promoting our original 3 tenants, Getting out into nature, Getting active and Connecting with new communities to improve resilience, we think this partnership fits so perfectly with our purpose.
Connect, Be Active, Keep Learning, Be Aware & Help Others ~ all of which fit perfectly with Sailing!
For more than 165 years, The Royal Melbourne Hospital has touched the lives of millions of Victorians, providing care and treatment for the sickest in our community. The Royal Melbourne is part of Australia’s public health care system and offers hospital care to any Australian resident under Medicare arrangements. NorthWestern Mental Health is the mental health arm of the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
NorthWestern Mental Health
NorthWestern Mental Health (NWMH) is a clinical division of the Royal Melbourne Hospital and operates in partnership with Northern Health and Western Health in Victoria. We provide comprehensive hospital-based, community and specialist mental health services to youth, adults and aged people across northern and western Melbourne.
5 Ways to Wellbeing
Help yourself and others to a greater sense of happiness & wellbeing where you work, live and learn in 5 simple, no-cost and easy ways. Based on international research about protective factors for a healthy mind, not just body, why not give them a try!
Connect, Be Active, Keep Learning, Be Aware & Help Others.