Happy healthy kids make happy healthy adults. Undoubtedly one of the biggest causes of depression is the trauma people suffer as children. Through intervention, counselling, lobbying and media pressure, these guys are leading the fight to prevent child sexual assault in Australia and will soon be expanding their program to New Zealand!

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Black Dog Institute is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by depression, bipolar disorder and suicide. Combining expertise in clinical management with cutting edge research and evidence-based education and training, Black Dog rapidly translates quality research into life-saving clinical practice and public health policy.

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Victim Support New Zealand
put victims of crime and trauma in control of restoring their lives. Provides a free 24/7 community response to help people find strength, hope and safety in the face of grief and trauma at what may be the worst time of their life.

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Shout outs

Isaac wants to give big thanks to a few organisations who have provided invaluable support in the lead-up to the event.

Apollo Power Yoga – Christchurch

Flexibility, breathing, and calmness of mind. These guys really helped Isaac with improving training techniques and getting him mentally prepared for this mammoth challenge. He’s even learnt a few poses he can do on the boat!

Website: http://www.apollopoweryoga.co.nz
E-mail: hamish@apollopoweryoga.co.nz

Team Keane Sculling School- London

In early 2017, while looking for somewhere to start his rowing training, Isaac was laughed at and mocked by six rowing clubs.

Team Keane did the opposite. They taught Isaac the basics of rowing, and will continue to be part of his preparations and training leading up to the Atlantic Challenge. A great bunch of people with a big smiles on their faces.

Website: http://teamkeane.com/
E-mail: admin@teamkeane.com

CSI Gym – Christchurch

Isaac has been Olympic weight lifting and training here since he was 15. In that time he has learned about training mentally, physically and spiritually.

Coach and owner, Lee, is a legend who always has a positive outlook. He lifts pretty good for an old boy, even though he has a fake hip.

CSI is a place that makes people feel welcome, no matter their size or imperfections.