44 minutes | Oct 4, 2020

Mitch Hannan – AFL Player & Men's Mental Health Advocate

AFL Finals fever is upon us! Now whether you’re a footy fan or not, it’s a time where loads of Aussies come together and celebrate sport and community across the country! And if you’re in Victoria, you even get a public holiday every year, right before the Grand Final! This year’s footy season, like everything else, hasn’t quite gone to plan. The season had a few stop-start moments, which in the end led to the creation of an AFL hub up in sunny Queensland. Just before the BIG move to Queensland took place, Gianna had the opportunity of chatting with an AFL player who’s on a mission to create a better world when it comes to men’s mental health. This guy is an absolute legend and SO authentic. So on that, we’re so excited to introduce you to this week’s guest on Power Up Life, AFL Player, and number 19 for the Melbourne Football Club, Mitch Hannan. As well as being an AFL player, Mitch is also the Co-Founder of Mendl, a lifestyle brand with all profits from their apparel going to men’s mental health charities. On top of this week’s awesome challenge, Mitch and Gianna talk about: His childhood – growing up on an acreage with his family, his love for gymnastics, and footy.  His world during high school and uni before his professional footy career began! Why he co-founded his social enterprise Mendl and his BIG goals for it. His mission to break down stigmas in the AFL world, especially being a heavily dominated male industry.  The pressures that come with being a professional athlete and a public figure.  The effects of social media on mental health and his advice. Mitch also opens up about his battle with anxiety and how it’s made him who he is today.  Also, a quick content warning on this episode, as we cover a range of mental health issues. Listener discretion is advised. If you do need someone to talk to, you can always ring the wonderful people at Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.  SPONSOR Bloom - a meditation and sleep app that provides daily tools to help you bloom into a better version of yourself. Download Bloom from the app store to receive 1 month FREE! Simply use promo code BLOOM1MTH. But hurry! Offer ends December 31. CREDITS Host: Co-Founder/CEO Happow, Gianna Lucas Producers: Gianna Lucas, Marija Dukadinovska, Carissa Shale SUBSCRIBE Listen via happow.com/podcasts Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Spotify Subscribe on Google Podcasts #PowerUpLife! ADVOCATE PROGRAM Wanna be a Happow Advocate and contribute to our weekly talk topics and more? Email us at yoursay@happow.com. Looking forward to hearing from you! CONTACT US Via our email at hello@happow.com Via our Happow Instagram page - https://www.instagram.com/happowau/ Via our Happow Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/HappowAU/ Power Up Life is a podcast by Happow - https://www.happow.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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