What impact has been made for 2015/2016?
Last year, with your help, we were able to raise over $91,000! We feel so privileged to be able to hand out the funds that you and the community have been able to raise by the amazing event called Walk For Awareness. This event has become a staple in the event calendar for Mental Health Week and is now the Official Major Launch event this October.
Below is a recent list of the impact that we have made together with your help.
On December 10, 2015 – $15,000 was donated to Talk Suicide Support Service. This service actual provides a person to actually go out and see a person whom is struggling with mental health. Talk Suicide’s goal is to create an amazing support network around the person whom is suffering so that many eyes and ears are available for this person to talk about their issues. It is based in New Farm, Brisbane.
On December 2nd, 2015 – $6,000 was donated to Mental Illness Fellowship QLD (MIFQ). They have a number of centers located around Brisbane. They set up support networks and have workshops for people who are suffering from and with mental illness. They are based in Herston, Brisbane.
$15,000 has been donated to Grow – An organization that offers peer to peer support with people suffering from a mental illness. Grow also does not require any one to be diagnosed to come and use their services. Grow is a beautiful organization that is nationally across Australia.
On the 18th of May 2016 – Tudor & Wes handed out a $15,000 donation to Mates In Construction. Both Tudor & Wesley are both Trades people also, and sadly both friends that Wesley lost where in the construction Industry. MIC does amazing work by training workers on a construction site to listen out for markers and signs towards a persons mental health and if required to have the confidence to go up to them and ask “Are you thinking of suicide?”.
Since the inception of Mates in Construction, the suicide rate has decreased by 8% – what this charity is doing – is working…thank you to Mates In Construction.
If you are a Charity working on the front lines tackling mental health issues and raising mental awareness, we want to hear from you.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org