DrinkWise has launched a new podcast series, which is targeted at helping Australians who are facing adversity or feeling lost as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Featuring prominent Australians including Olympians Anna Meares and Bronte Campbell as well as Afghanistan veteran and Paralympian Curtis McGrath, talking about how they overcame adversity; the series was opened by Australia’s cricket captain, Tim Paine, talking about how seeking professional support for his mental demons helped save his career.

Bounce back was launched with a message of support from Prime Minister, Scott Morrison.

“While the strength and resilience of everyday Australians has been on show over these last months, and we’ve been so proud, there’s no doubt that times have been terribly tough,” the Prime Minister said.

“This is a crisis like none any of us have seen before.  We can’t underestimate the impact that it’s having on individuals and their well-being.  And some more so than others.

“Listening to Bounce Back, and hearing how others have overcome tough times, might just provide the inspiration you need to stay strong, to stay positive and to stay resilient.  I hope so.”

The series is hosted by DrinkWise Ambassador, Dr Andrew Rochford, who said: “There’s no doubt a lot of us are feeling a bit lost or struggling at the moment – well you’re not alone. In Bounce Back I’ll talk to prominent Australians about major challenges that have been thrown their way and how they’ve overcome these difficulties on the road to success.

“Bounce Back is about promoting wellbeing and good mental health by showing that even in the most difficult times there are people you can turn to for support.”

DrinkWise CEO Simon Strahan said he hoped Bounce Back will provide some inspiration to the many Australians who are confronting their own challenges at the moment.

“DrinkWise is an advocate for encouraging positive change, whether that’s our attitude towards alcohol consumption or mental health. We’re proud to support this initiative and thank the well-known Aussies who were generous enough to share how they bounced back from some pretty difficult challenges,” said Strahan.

Listen to episode one of Bounce Back  via your favourite podcast app, including Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. The first epsiode with Paine is available, with a new episode to be released every Monday for 12 weeks.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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