My mission is to improve the mind health of all Australians and bring about a significant
reduction in the suicide rate
in Australia today.
In November 2003, Anthony Hart was on anti-depressants, sleep deprived and suffering from depression. He made a significant attempt on his life. Through a remarkable stroke of luck, he clung onto life and survived. Since that day he has been on a mission to shift the narrative around mental health in Australia.
In 2003 after several years building a successful career in London, Anthony returned to his home town of Adelaide. He was a typical 28-year-old, meeting the stereotype of an ambitious male seeking his dream job. Privately and shamefully, however, he was living a daily battle with anxiety and depression.
During October 2003, overwhelming shameful for the way he was feeling and scared of being judged, Anthony continued to ignore the signs. On the 7th November 2003, sleep-deprived, suffering with depression and on medication, at 7pm that night he made a significant attempt on his life. A stroke of sheer luck saw him survive. It was during his incredible five year recovery, he discovered and developed a rehabilitation program that today is known as the Lifeback Tracker.
Numerous close friends and business peers began to ask Anthony to meet for coffee, during which they would confide in him and reveal their own mental health challenges. Each time, he shared his own steps back to good mind health, inspiring and motivating others to follow his own steps in recovery.
4 Steps to Better Mind Health
The Lifeback Tracker is a tool available to anyone confronted by life challenges affecting one's thoughts and feelings. Good mind health and wellbeing has become Anthony's life passion. Today he is on a mission, having been given a second chance at life, to help others avoid going down the same path he did.
"Anthony’s high impact, deeply personal story cut through with our staff in a way that other speakers had been unable. In the days following his presentation, there were many lunchroom conversations about mental health issues that we weren’t having before”. Neil Duggan -Operations Manager, DULUX
“Anthony’s very frank, open and honest description of his “Mind” Health journey from the depths of despair to now educating people about how to improve “Mind Health” was inspiring. His important message must be shared for the benefit of everyone in our society” Peter Bray – Senior Manager, Road Service Delivery, RAA
"The address by Anthony was possibly the most interactive and popular we’ve ever had at the FBAA National Conference, and this tells us what brokers need right now. “Brokers don’t have large support networks, and let’s remember that many have spent the majority of 2019 worried about their futures.” Anthony is a passionate, highly engaging speaker sharing his incredibly powerful story, who possessed an innate ability to engage our audience. I’d personally recommend him" Peter White AO - Managing Director (FBAA), Finance Brokers Association of Australia