Every year Form1 is proud to join our friends at Man Anchor for Lifeline Classic – a fantastic annual surf competition that raises funds for Lifeline Northern Beaches. “This event is a great way to support Lifeline and all the work they do to support those with mental health,” says Form1 Group CEO, Steve Shirlaw. As part of the national Lifeline network, Lifeline Northern Beaches has been serving the local community for more than 50 years and their primary purpose is to provide quality telephone and in-person support to help people through crisis situations. Lifeline Classic is a community event where twenty teams, who raise the most funds, are invited to hit the waves in a super-fun tag team surf event. Click here to see what happened when we won the Lifeline Classic event in 2022. Powered by Form1 Since 2021 Form1 have teamed up with Man Anchor to raise awareness and funds and help save lives. Man Anchor is a grassroots movement that provides mental health education and workshops for businesses, schools, community groups, and more. Around one in five Australians will experience mental health difficulties at some stage in their life and Man Anchor believe in building the mental health literacy level of all Australians. The first step in helping someone through a difficult time is to have a basic understanding of the underlying causes of mental health issues and what you can do to keep them safe. Man Anchor have facilitated some remarkable events for Form1 staff over the past few years and create opportunities for discussion and education on issues affecting men, and women. Reach out to the team to learn more. Support for those who need it Every 30 seconds, a person in Australia reaches out to Lifeline for help. Lifeline crisis support services are free, or low-cost, but also currently higher than ever. In the past year Lifeline have: Answered more than 74,000 crisis calls Answered more than 40,000 Lifeline Texts Increased counselling services by 150% Held more than 2,500 face-to-face sessions Lifeline are a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. For 24/7 Crisis Support call 13 11 14. This service offers: Short-term support for people who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping or staying safe. Confidential one-to-one support with a trained Lifeline telephone crisis supporter. During the call your supporter will; Listen without judgement Provide a safe space to discuss your needs, worries or concerns Work with you to explore options for support For more information on Lifeline click here.