Project Reconnect

Helping communities reconnect to calm

How do you keep calm and carry on? One way to look after your mental wellbeing is to practice self-care: whether that’s visiting the beach to surf or swim in cool saltwater, stretching your cares away in a yoga class or pouring your attention into a creative project, the intention is to help lift your mood, make you feel happier or bring some brightness to your day.

As an Australian owned and made brand, we are dedicated to promoting the wellbeing of Australians through our range of affordable Magnesium aromatherapy body care products.

But we want to do more…

At EpZen, we believe strongly in the importance of creating time to reconnect to calm, especially following the turmoil of the Covid19 pandemic. With 86% of Australians reporting feeling stressed over the past 12 months1 and mental health issues like depression and anxiety being so prevalent in our country, we feel committed to helping restore balance.

So we created Project Reconnect: a program directly supporting those who champion wellbeing in their local communities.

 

How it works

Project Reconnect works with a range of trusted wellbeing mentors: people practicing in various wellbeing industries including health and fitness, mental health, creative education and more.

Through the sales of EpZen products, Project Reconnect provides monetary grants directly to these mentors, enabling them to easily extend their services to help more and more Australians foster their own mental wellbeing. At EpZen, we believe ‘reconnecting’ means different things to different people. Whatever activity we see helps people reconnect to themselves, their community, their passion, and gives them a sense of mindfulness, peace and happiness will be considered.

Since its launch in January 2021, Project Reconnect has supported four mentors. Click on a mentor below to learn more about how their programs are helping Australians improve their wellbeing and reconnect to calm.

 

Yasmina Tulloch-Medigovich, Conservation Volunteers Australia

Connects people to nature through hands-on conservation activities

Natalie Haider, The Yoga Foundation

Helps survivors of domestic and family abuse reconnect to themselves and others through mind-body programs.

Jordie Campbell, Surfing Victoria 

Connects indigenous youth to the healing powers of surfing and the ocean.

Monica Fleming, Surfing Victoria

Connects women and girls to the empowerment of surfing and standup paddleboarding


1Source: Lightspeed/Mintel Base: 2,000 internet users aged 16+; 1,713 internet users aged 16+ who have experienced stress in the last 12 months.