We’ve had lots of amazing experiences filming our Random Acts of Happiness of late and we can’t wait to share these segments with you. Chris and I enjoyed speaking together this week to a very receptive crowd at The Art of the Minds event in Torquay raising more awareness around mental health. We are so encouraged by all of the good work being done to break down barriers of stigma and shame in order to find better solutions for those of us having faced or currently facing mental health challenges.
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On this weeks show…
Nick Pearce from the social enterprise Homie Streetwear is doing his bit to provide better futures for the homeless of Melbourne. 100% of Homie’s profits are channeled to help fight youth homelessness. Nick acknowledges his luck of having had a fortunate upbringing and being able to give back to the community but is also candid about his struggles with OCD.
This week Adamo heads to an Emergency Department where he surprises some unsuspecting health professionals who think they are filming an instructional video for spinal collars. He whisks them away to the surprise destination of Saltair Day Spa where they are pampered and treated as they truly deserve.
Woon Oui tells his inspiring story of rising above a difficult upbringing that involved, drugs, violence, racism and street gangs. He is now an active mentor for youth using Brazilian Ju Jitzu as one of his connecting points.
We look into the power of corporate social responsibility as modelled by Villawood Properties and visit The Paddock Sprouts Project where Villawood give back to the community in a big way. The Paddock is a community service farm that provides opportunities for people of all abilities and backgrounds to develop their horticulture skills.
This week clinical psychologist Chris Mackey answers some viewer’s questions that may give some helpful tips to deal with toxic family members and severe anxiety.
Angie travels to the very special Lon Retreat on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria to find a luxury destination with a home away from home feel. With mineral springs pumped directly to their luxe pool and spas from the property and a day spa to die for, Lon is an ideal micro getaway for a micro getaway.
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This week Angie, with the help of our friends at Morris Finance, gives some great advice for small business owners.
This week we travel to a unique restaurant called Lentil as Anything who runs a business focusing on inclusion and social fairness. Founded by Shanaka Fernando 20 years ago, this restaurant has always provided food on a “pay as you feel” basis.