This week is International Men’s Health Week.
Our MD, Dave Robinson, has spoken in the past about the mental struggles he has faced throughout his lifetime, the way he has tackled it has been an inspiration to the team here at Quarterbac so we would like to reshare his story.
“Mental health is the number one priority for our people. It’s more important than your physical health as it will often be the cause of physical issues. Having had mental health challenges for over 13 years, it’s something you have to make an effort to first accept, then learn how to manage. The latter part is about being honest with yourself and being aware of your behaviours and your body, both internal and external.
When I was first diagnosed, I felt scared and unsure of what it all meant. Over time, I found my management processes and most importantly, I learnt what the little details felt like when I was heading down hill and needed to correct myself before things got worse.
I am 100% stronger than I was before my mental illness. I’m far more emotionally intelligent and situationally aware and in no way am I embarrassed to have a mental illness. I am proud that I’m strong enough to live with it every day and be open with myself, my family and others”. – Dave Robinson
The signs of someone in need may easily be missed so listen carefully, look out for signs and if you think someone is in need of assistance, ask them to contact Lifeline Crisis Support on 13 11 14 or visit https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/mens-health-week for more information.