Seahorseski supports Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Support Services
This upcoming family fun event, created in the memory of Travis Lloyd, a famous local professional waterskier, it promotes "dispelling myths around suicide and mental illness and generating awareness of support mechanisms available to all." as quoted by Mission of Heroes Day Event.
Research has proven that sport and outdoor activities are very beneficial for the well being of those living with mental illnesses.
According to the Better Health Channel "One in five Australians experience a mental illness every year. Episodes of mental illness can come and go throughout a person’s life. Some people experience their mental illness only once and then fully recover. Unfortunately, only about half of those affected by mental illness receive treatment."
What this means in essence is that we all know of someone who is, or has been affected by a mental illness, perhaps even ourselves. Raising awareness in the community can only lead to a more positive prevention, protection, treatment and healing environment.
Heroes Day Entertainment
Water sports, boating, fun in the sun and water are just some of the many beneficial activities which individuals can participate in promoting prevention and healing. Come along for a family fun day, to watch the water skiing events displaying the talents of our local and international water sports athletes, (displaying bare footing, wake boarding etc), and meet the personnel from the various mental health support services, the water sports athletes. There will be an array of live entertainment for everyone, with plenty of food and drinks and the opportunity to meet and greet some celebrities.
On the water at Heroes Day
Bring your family to enjoy some relaxing time at the Gold Coast beautiful Broadwater Parklands. Events kick off at 9am-5pm, the Waterskiing performances are starting around 12-2pm. Help support services such as Headspace, Care for life, and others bringing awareness to the community.