By Justin Flynn
After four years of writing books to support Beyond Blue, Ian Duckworth has called it a day.
‘Ducky’ has sold around 1200 books with all proceeds going to Beyond Blue.
After countless hours of writing, attending functions and talking all for Beyond Blue, Ducky is taking a breather.
“It’s been four years and there will be no more books and no more functions as I am burnt out,” he said.
“I’ve enjoyed the challenge of dealing with people with anxiety and depression, for which I have had no training.”
Ducky sold around 500 copies of ‘Surfing in the 60s’ and 500 copies of ‘Barwon Grove the River the Sea It’s in our Soul’ and around 200 copies of two other books.
“I didn’t know that by writing such an in-your-face book about depression that I might have gone too far, but from the feedback it has been very supportive,” he said.
“So, over the last four years and the four books I’ve written, I’m stoked that it hasn’t all been a waste of time and appreciation from Beyond Blue has made it all worthwhile.
“I’d like to thank all the people who bought the books.
“The people of Ocean Grove abd Barwon Heads have supporting my book in the support of Beyond Blue.
“I am so grateful for everyone for their support.”
Beyond Blue has a 24/7 service at 1300 224 636.