TV and Showbiz / 23-05-2020

Hugh Jackman reveals secret self-isolation project to help people in need

Hugh Jackman is using his time self-isolating in New York to help others in need.

After becoming an ambassador of mental health organisation Gotcha4Life in 2017, the actor has recently been hosting secret web seminars to promote 'messages of connection and conversation' through the charity. 

'I've learned so much from being on the board and we are planning on more of those talks,' Hugh told News Corp Australia on Sunday of his passion to help people. 

Hugh Jackman reveals secret self-isolation project to help people in need

Helping: Hugh Jackman (pictured) has been hosting web seminars to promote 'messages of connection and conversation' via mental health charity Gotcha4Life while self-isolating

Gotcha4Life was founded in 2017 by Gus Worland, Hugh's best friend. 

'Gus has been incredible … [mental health] is something we really need to pay attention to in the world and Australia, a lot,' added Hugh. 

'Our need to look after each other, not just financially and physically, but mentally is a priority. There's a lot of loneliness out there and this only adds to that.'

'Our need to look after each other is a priority': Gotcha4Life was founded in 2017 by Gus Worland (pictured), Hugh's best friend. The actor is an ambassador of the charity

Hugh urged fans to take care of their mental health on Instagram in April, as he promoted Gotcha4Life and the great work they do.

'I've been a board member since @Gotcha4Life was created,' began Hugh.

'It's extremely important that we pay attention to our mental health. Now more than ever. Please contact your family, friends and a neighbours. A call could save a life.'

 'I've learned so much from being on the board and we are planning on more of those talks,' Hugh told News Corp Australia on Sunday of his passion to help people

Hugh, wife Deborra-Lee Furness and their children, Oscar and Ava, were in Melbourne when COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in March. 

They initially flew there from New York on a work trip as Deborra-Lee directed several episodes of Neighbours. They then returned to America after just four days. 

'No one really knew what was going on … it was all a bit of a shock,' said Hugh after being advised to return to his American home before the boarders closed.  

'It was all a bit of a shock': Hugh and wife Deborra-Lee Furness (pictured) were in Melbourne when COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in March. They quickly returned to New York



23-05-2020 18:00, source: dailymail, by James Foster
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