Avivo Jandakot staff in 3 hour spin cycle for mental health

Avivo Jandakot staff.
Avivo Jandakot staff.

THE idea of being on an exercise machine for three hours is enough to make anyone cringe, but not the people at Avivo Jandakot.

Five teams of employees from the home care services organisation threw on their best 80s-inspired outfits and jumped onto spin bikes in a three hour fundraiser for Helping Minds as part of Mental Health Week.

Avivo’s Fremantle service coordinator Denver Forsdike said Friday’s event aimed to raise as much awareness about mental health as possible.

“In partnering with our charitable organisation of choice Helping Minds, we believe we can contribute in a small way to ensure the effectiveness of the work they do in the mental health sector can continue to be outworked in the local community,” he said.

“The underlying message we wish to voice is to remove the stigma attached to mental health as an unspoken, isolated and exclusive journey individuals have to take, rather, encouraging one another to speak openly and freely about their own journey and by providing not only services, but a space conducive of healthy discussion to live life to the full.”