first_img Next Sport Australia starts Mental Health Referral Network for athletesSport Australia has started a mental health service called Mental Health Referral Network (MHRN) under which they will provide the service to 1,000 athletes, members of the Australian Institute of Sport.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service CanberraMarch 24, 2019UPDATED: March 24, 2019 16:35 IST CWG 2018 gold-medallist race walker Dane Bird-Smith spoke about his mental health struggles. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSport Australia lauched a Mental Health Referral Network for top athletesAustralia Institute of Sport deputy director said there is a need to build mental health literacyThe announcement coincided with CWG gold medallist Dane Bird-Smith disclosing his mental health strugglesAustralia’s apex sporting body has launched a mental health support service for top athletes.Sport Australia on Sunday said the Mental Health Referral Network (MHRN) will provide 1,000 athletes, members of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), access to 27 psychologists and mental health practitioners, reported Xinhua news agency.”There has been a critical need to build mental health literacy and support mechanisms to assist athletes access help across our high performance sport networks,” AIS Deputy Director Matti Clements said.”The MHRN will provide timely assessment and services to support Australia’s top athletes. Professional guidance and counselling is crucial for athlete’s mental health, and that requires immediate access to committed, high quality mental health practitioners,” he said.The plan was aimed at helping Australia’s top athletes to stay very best in life as well as sport, Clements said.Sport 2030, Sport Australia’s blueprint for sport over the next 11 years, cites athlete’s wellbeing, including mental health, as one of its key priorities.The announcement coincided with 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist in race walking Dane Bird-Smith’s disclosure about his mental health struggles, which he faced one night in 2017 while walking over Brisbane’s Story Bridge.”There was just this moment when I was standing on the side of the bridge. I stood there for maybe half-an-hour thinking it would be all so much easier to end it there and push it all away,” he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Sport AustraliaFollow Mental healthFollow Australian athleteslast_img read more

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Cooking like Martha Stewart is about to get easier.The home goods mogul and cookbook author is getting into the fast-growing meal kit business. Subscribers will get a box shipped to their door with Stewart’s recipes and all the ingredients needed to cook up the dishes at home, including pre-measured raw meat, fish, vegetables and spices.“It is, I think, the way to cook for the future,” Stewart said.The new venture is a licensing deal with existing meal kit company Marley Spoon and brand management company Sequential Brands Group Inc., which bought Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia last year. Financial details of the new partnership were not disclosed.Marley Spoon will be renamed Martha & Marley Spoon in the U.S. and will tap Stewart’s library of thousands of recipes, including shrimp tortilla soup and chicken thighs pan-fried in coconut oil.Ready-to-cook meal kits have proliferated in recent years and have been popular with city folk who want to skip the supermarket and still whip up a meal at home. People around the world spent $1.5 billion on meal kits last year, with less than half of that coming from the U.S., according to research group Technomic. The U.S. market is expected to grow to as much as $6 billion in the next four years, Technomic said.Stewart joins other famous names in the space. TV chef Jamie Oliver appears in commercials for rival HelloFresh and cookbook author Mark Bittman joined vegan meal kit company Purple Carrot last year.Competition has been heating up recently and Marley Spoon hopes adding Stewart’s name will set it apart from Blue Apron, HelloFresh, Plated and many other companies that ship boxes of raw food.Stewart said she tried all the rivals but was “hooked” on Marley Spoon. She began talks with Marley Spoon about a deal eight months ago.The kits may show up on Stewart’s social media accounts, her magazines and TV shows.“We have many ways to promote it,” said Stewart, who is a chief creative officer at Sequential and sits on its board of directors.Martha & Marley Spoon kits start at $48 a week for two meals for two people and up to $140 a week for four meals for a family. Prep and cook time is less than 40 minutes, the company said.Marley Spoon has been operating in the U.S. for a year and has been shipping meal kits in Europe and Australia for about 18 months. It ships in nearly 40 states. The company does not specify how many boxes it ships, but said it’s in the millions annually. Blue Apron and HelloFresh have said they ship millions of boxes a month.For now, Marley Spoon won’t be adding Stewart’s name to its international businesses, but it may in the future.“We’re starting now here in the U.S. because everybody knows Martha,” said Marley Spoon CEO Fabian Siegel. “But why not, in the future, try it out somewhere else? I think that’s something we’ll look at.”_____ONLINE:Martha & Marley Spoon: https://marleyspoon.com/_____Follow Joseph Pisani at http://twitter.com/josephpisani . His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/author/joseph-pisani . Martha Stewart gets into meal kit business In this photo provided by Marley Spoon, Inc., Martha Stewart poses with ingredients from a meal kit. Cooking like Stewart is about to get easier, as the home goods mogul and cookbook author is getting into the fast-growing meal kit business. Subscribers of the meal kits will be shipped a box to their doors with Stewart’s recipes and all the ingredients needed to cook up the dishes at home, including pre-measured raw meat, fish, vegetables and spices. The new venture is a licensing deal with existing meal kit company Marley Spoon and brand management company Sequential Brands Group Inc., which bought Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in 2015. (Marcus Nilsson/Courtesy of Marley Spoon, Inc. via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT by Joseph Pisani, The Associated Press Posted Jun 14, 2016 8:25 am MDT Last Updated Jun 14, 2016 at 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more