This Saturday is World Suicide Prevention Day and there’s no secret that this is something very close to my heart. For the past month as part of our #IAMDRIVEN campaign we’ve been asking people to answer our question ‘What drives you?’. And you know it wasn’t until last night that I realised that I’ve never really answered that question.
The last 5 years with Cars For Hope has been an amazing ride and I feel like it’s just such a privilege to bring my heart to work every day. I get to wake up every day and write things that I really believe and say things that I really believe. I get to be creative trying to encourage people and move people to know that it’s okay to be honest and that it’s okay to ask for help. And the other part of it is I get to hear the best stories and compliments, sometimes even people saying they’re still alive and getting help because of the work that we do. It’s so incredibly humbling and encouraging.
Today, I’m also very proud to announce a collaboration between Cars For Hope and the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport – CAMS and Shannons Nationals this weekend at Phillip Island which sees over 120 competing cars wearing Cars For Hope stickers throughout the event in support of mental health awareness and World Suicide Prevention Day.