Unstoppable.org is a different kind of mental health initiative which aims to inspire hope and encourage connection across communities through the universal language of dance.
With lockdowns and isolation very much a part of our daily lives, Unstoppable.org stands for inclusion, encouraging people to ignite their own self-confidence and overcome any challenge by “rising up” and joining in on a shared movement.
Unstoppable.org is a collaboration between Carrie-Ann Leeson, CEO of suicide prevention charity, Lifeline ACT and Francis Owusu, CEO and founder of youth transformation and empowerment not-for-profit, Kulture Break, in response to society’s growing anxiety, with the goal to build resilience and hope amongst all Australians.
They approached multi-platinum Australian performer Timomatic to pen an uplifting song ‘Power’ accompanied by a series of dance steps, which people all over the country could learn together, participate in and share as part of a national community.
“Unstoppable.org is a simple initiative that people can be part of in order to feel connected and communicate with those around them. Whether young or old, it’s important to unite our community and voice a message of positivity and hope, particularly through the joyful, inclusive medium of dance,” said Owusu.
“With mental health an important topic around the world, we hope that Unstoppable.org can be a way to seize a moment of self-doubt and replace it with resilience even in the toughest times. This is really what this whole initiative is about, uplifting all Australians and helping them spread that Unstoppable fire inside of them,” said Leeson.
Unstoppable.org asks people to learn Timomatic’s choreographed ‘Power’ dance moves or create their own and share their experience on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube, responding to the sentence “I/we am/are Unstoppable because…”
Using the #Unstoppableorg hashtag, these moments will then be shared as part of the initiative’s community hub, encouraging others to feel inspired, take part and spread a bit of joy in the world. Whether you are an individual or part of a community group, sports team or school, it’s a way to help one another by sharing a moment of positivity to navigate challenging times.
“Unstoppable.org is an expression of the mindset – to uplift your spirit and share that power with those around you and the wider community. It’s as simple as taking part in a few dance moves to make a huge impact. We all need to feel Unstoppable, particularly during tough times, and spread that message so it doesn’t get lost in the noise of everyday life,” said Timomatic.
To learn more and take part in Unstoppable.org, visit www.unstoppable.org
Pictured L-R: Francis Owusu, Carrie-Ann Leeson, Timomatic