To be in a natural environment and have an easy way of socialising is gold for people with mental health issues.

Glenn Cooper’s “That’s The Thing About Fishing” is a wonderful gift to the community of Frankston.

Glenn Cooper has been stabbed eight times, shot twice and has survived a heart attack, but it was a snapped ankle from a three-on-one fight that nearly destroyed him.

Better known as “Guru Glenn”¬†around the Melbourne suburb of Frankston for his vast fishing knowledge, the former bouncer who spent years in jail says the hobby helped turn his life around.

He is now using his passion for the sport to change the lives of troubled youths and people with disabilities.