Beyond Hello Sunday Morning with Chris Raine
From a simple idea in 2010 to take 12 months off drinking and see what happened, Chris Raine’s blog (called Hello Sunday Morning) documenting that journey turned into a movement aimed at changing Australia’s relationship with alcohol.
From just a handful of followers, by 2013 over 10,000 people (including me!) had joined up with Hello Sunday Morning to reassess our relationship with alcohol.
By 2014 Chris and his team evolved the Hello Sunday Morning organisation into a $4 million, Government-funded health service that now supports one of the largest communities in the world with evidence-based care for alcohol behaviour change.
After ten years at Hello Sunday Morning, in 2020, Chris stepped down as CEO and took a six-month sabbatical, to explore and understand more deeply who he was and what made him tick.
In 2021, Chris began working on Australians for Mental Health – an advocacy campaign focused on ensuring Australian Governments invest 1% of GDP to implement the recommendations highlighted by the Productivity Commission and Royal Commission into Mental Health reports.
In this episode of the podcast, we talk about:
– the Hello Sunday Morning back story
– what he is up to now
– kindness, compassion and generosity of spirit
– mental health
– the human condition
– life purpose
– slowing down
– taking the pressure off
– and what it is to be a good person and live a good life.
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