Gus Worland helps people develop the resilience, emotional muscle and social connections needed to prevent suicide and build mental fitness.

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Lots of people talk about the need to be physically fit, but mentally fit? Not so much. Radio host and TV personality Gus Worland wants to change that. He’s the driving force behind Gotcha4Life, a charity working to prevent suicide and break the stigma around mental health issues. He was driven to action when his friend and mentor took his own life, prompting Worland to host a three-part mental health documentary series, Man Up, which aired on Australia’s national broadcast service, ABC. The series explored the relationship between masculinity, social isolation, mental health and suicide.

What started as a mission for men has developed into a mission for everyone. Worland’s focus now is on preventing suicide while working to engage, inspire and enable all people to build and develop their mental fitness.

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