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REDSIX making reaching out for support EASIER
REDSIX is an Australian made ‘Mental Health’ initiative designed and created in 2018 by Australian Army veteran, Mike Handley, from lived experience in one of the highest suicide risk demographics globally, the military.
After nearly 7 years’ service in the Army and 2 overseas deployments, Mike’s experienced common issues when leaving the military, from withdrawal, social isolation, difficulty in finding employment and eventually PTSD, depression, anxiety, alcohol addiction through to suicide ideology.
At REDSIX, our vision is to make our brand synonymous with mental health support globally by making reaching out for support easy.
Support is here, someone always has your back, and we are committed to using the advances in technology to create simplistic proactive mental health solutions that make it easier to reach out to those in need.
We understand the stigma around mental health can cause many to suffer in silence and we’re here to bridge the gap, now it’s time to talk.
RED SIX Ambassador Program
At REDSIX, we strive to bring about a positive change in the narrative surrounding mental health. As part of this endeavour, we’re always looking to collaborate with like-minded individuals who wish to join our mission. If you share our vision and feel a strong urge to make a difference, our Ambassador Program may be the perfect platform for you.
As a REDSIX Ambassador, you get the opportunity to not only become part of a dynamic and empathetic team, but also use your own unique voice and platform to bring about change. Our ambassadors come from a variety of backgrounds, united by their shared mission of dismantling stigmas around mental health.
What they're saying
The REDSIX Challenge Coin a symbol of resilience and unwavering strength, and I want to share with you the importance of receiving one.
The REDSIX Challenge Coin is a silent reminder that you are never alone.
But it wasn’t just about me. This coin was meant to be passed on, to lend its support to someone else who needed it just as much as I did. And when that time came, I would know. I would feel it in my bones, a pull towards someone who needed my strength.
But for now, the coin was mine to hold. It was a reminder that I was never alone, that even in the darkest moments, someone had my back. I could reach into my pocket, feel its ridges and edges under my fingers, and know that there was always hope.
So I held onto the coin, letting its weight anchor me to the present. And when the time came, I would pass it on, a beacon of resilience shining bright for the next person who needed it.
REDSIX makes reaching out for support easier
The Australian Bureau of Statistics national survey of Mental Health & Wellbeing (2020-21) estimates that 46% of Australians aged between 16-85 have experienced or will experience a mental health disorder during their lifetime–That is nearly 1 in 2 people.
We as a nation, are more aware of the Mental Health crisis facing Australians however the lack of ‘Early Intervention’ support means we have limited tools and knowledge on how to reach out before things get out of hand.
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