Do Nothing to Do Something for Mental Healthon October 29, 2021 at 6:12 am

Two Melburnians are daring stressed out Australians to spend 30 minutes a day doing nothing for a month to highlight the mental health challenges people experience, particularly during a crisis. Nearly 80 percent of Australians experienced poor mental health over the past year, according to a survey by Smiling Mind, one of Australia’s leading experts for youth-based mindfulness. In addition to the stress of lockdowns—which Melburnians Alex Wadelton and Jonny Clow know intimately after experiencing the world’s longest lockdown—not-for-profit advertising agency Silver Lining’s co-founders decided to start their own challenge because they noticed a lack of initiatives advocating people to slow down. “There are so many amazing fundraisers for charities that encourage you to do more push-ups, feel the burn with squats, run farther, cycle longer, and so on. But there isn’t one that focuses on slowing down. So, we decided to make one of our own,” Wadelton said. He said …

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