ABOUT MENTAL AWARENESS FOUNDATION

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The Mental Awareness Foundation aim is to support charities that are working directly with communities who are implementing strategies to raise awareness of depression and mental illness, while supporting the preservation of life.

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The Mental Awareness Foundation is all about delivering a Fun, exciting, informative, exhilarating experiences within communities. Such events allow us to support charities that are raising awareness on Depression and Mental Illness to also be accepted and recognised.

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There comes a time in your life that you realise that giving back to your community is simply an awesome achievement and feeling. Today, Mental Awareness Foundation is run by a union of individuals who are making a difference in society.

Together as one we will build a foundation that is breathing life and colour into Depression and Mental Illness.

THE STORY

Each year, people all over the world get together to celebrate New Years Eve. Unfortunately, for Brisbane man Wesley Vasile, New Years Day 2011 was when he lost Christian, one of his closest friends, to suicide.

Wesley was away in Mexico when he heard the news. Returning home to Brisbane for the funeral in January, he vividly remembers seeing another good friend, David, with whom he exchanged hugs, tears and memories of a good friend.

Three months later David, too, took his own life. Wesley’s mind was a confused haze of questions. What had happened here? Why? And what could he do about it?

The impact was felt by those close to Wesley. Closer than he thought. This series of events brought together a group of passionate individuals, all of who have had their fair share of experience with suicide. The topic of suicide was debated and analysed. The conclusion of the group was that suicide was taboo. Why hadn’t any of their other friends discussed it, even after these two tragic deaths?

This is where the group came up with the idea of Walk for Awareness, and establishment of the Mental Awareness Foundation. The annual Walk for Awareness would involve bringing people together in a friendly environment where the issues of mental health could be discussed openly with friends, family and supportive strangers. It was based on the belief that the matters surrounding suicide should be talked about, not shut away.

Today, Mental Awareness Foundation is run by a union of individuals who are making a difference in society.

WHAT WE DO

Fundraising

Raises funds for charities working on the front line tackling mental health issues.

Awareness

Breaking the stigma behind Mental Health

Support

Improving peoples mental health through participation

Walk For Awareness

Largest Walk dedicated to Mental Health in Australia

Empowerment

Empower Individuals

Make A Difference

Making a difference in our beautiful city

OUR TEAM

Wesley Tudor Vasile

Co-Founder and Director

Tudor Zavyer Vasile

Co-Founder and Director

Liam Gordon

Director

Jita Sarai

Director and Finance

Sonya Vanjicki

Marketing Director

Jonathan Coleman

Technical Director

Warren Swanston

Committee Member

Jacqui Whitham

Committee Member
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