Nine weeks into Sydney's lockdown, you would be forgiven if your mental health is starting to crumble.
But Craft Beer Coopery founder Trevor Lowder says while you may not be able to have a beer with a mate in person right now, there is no reason why you can't still check in on his mental health.
Mr Lowder, of Lilli Pilli, started his business almost four years ago, with the aim of getting men to talk about their mental health issues.
After witnessing his older brother's accidental death years earlier, he struggled for a number of years with his own mental health before his depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) "spiralled out of control", leaving him contemplating suicide.
He finally got help after confiding in his wife, but said the stigma that surrounded his diagnosis led him to quit his job.
He was doing some marketing consultancy work with the organisers of RU OK? Day when he realised there were many men like him who struggled to talk about their feelings.
He decided to put together a carefully curated beer pack and snacks, which come with coasters designed to encourage men to start a conversation about mental health in a format they understood - over a beer.
While he is not encouraging excessive drinking and understands the risks of drinking when depressed, he says having one beer with a mate can be a good thing, especially if it gets them talking.
"Guys already drink beer, so it was something that they are already doing, but we are just giving them permission to start a conversation," he said.
"It is much easier to adapt something they are already doing then to get them to start something they aren't already doing."
To help start the conversation, "It's OK to talk" is printed on every box while the overriding message "Share a beer - change a life", is the business's slogan. Inside are two of the 12 different coasters referencing famous lines from movies to start a conversation about the different stresses men face.
For instance, the famous Jerry Maquire line "Show me the money!" leads into a conversation about financial stress.
Mr Lowder said while things had improved, the stigma surrounding mental health issues remained, something he wants to see change given how common it is.
"It needs to become normalised. One in four people in any given year will experience anxiety or depression," he said.
"In my experience, the more that 'normal' people talk about mental health challenges the more other normal people are willing to talk about how they feel."
He said the COVID-19 pandemic meant more people than ever were struggling.
"While some of us are likely closer to the brink than others, I'd be as bold as to say that we almost wouldn't be human if the effects of COVID-19 haven't had some impact on our mental well-being," he said.
"It's a time when it's more important than ever that we promote a sense of community, reach out and talk to our families and friends, and have an open, honest and positive conversation about mental health."
Mr Lowder said the biggest single thing someone can do to help someone else who might be struggling was simply to talk.
"We all can make a difference by starting simple conversations with our family and friends about mental health, be it our own or theirs," he said.
"The old adage is still true - a problem shared is a problem halved.
"It's important to remember that on the outside people may appear to still have it all together, however the pressures of life right now can affect anyone."
While the beer packs were originally designed to be shared in person, Mr Lowder said the pandemic led him to launch an iso'MATE' pack - which includes two boxes - one each for the recipient and the person who made the order.
He also recently launched a Father's Day special - a pack each for a father and son to enjoy remotely. Each contains nine hand-selected craft beers, a snack, tasting notes, and Man Anchor #Letstalk beer coasters, which are delivered, contact-free, to your door, anywhere in Australia.
"The isolation felt being away from loved ones during special occasions such as Father's Day can be overwhelmingly difficult," he said.
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