Will your workplace Get Your Colour On! for mental health?
– Almost half of all Australians will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime.
– Mental illness is the third largest cause of disability in Australia after cancer and cardiovascular disease, costing the Australian economy $60 billion annually.
– Suicide is the leading cause of death in Australia for people aged 18-44.
Australia’s poor mental health is a national health crisis that demands attention.
Colour Your Hair for Mental Health is a charity participation event, in which you dye or streak your hair (a brightly coloured wig is good too) during Mental Health Week (October 7-13) to raise funds for NeuRA’s research, showing your passion for improving our nation’s health.
Participating as a corporate partner would include signing up to fundraise as a company, encouraging employees to reach their individual fundraising targets, and coming to work with coloured hair during mental health week.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Register your interest in creating a team fundraising page below (will you dare your CEO to participate?!)
Step 2: Plan Your Colour Challenge – think about how and when you will get your colour on during Mental Health Week. Will you bring your organisation together for morning tea? Can you use it as an opportunity to talk corporately about mental health?
Step 3: Fundraise – ask friends, families, your favourite barista, that awkward friend on Facebook etc. to support you with their wallets
This is a great opportunity for your organisation to come together, to have a serious chat about mental health whilst enjoying the fun of brightly coloured hair.
Download a fact sheet about Colour Your Hair for Mental Health here.
By participating in Colour Your Hair for Mental Health, you will:
– Be provided with access to NeuRA’s Heads at Work seminar series – four short talks on Sleep, Resilience, Stress, and the Immune to Brain conversation.
– Be provided with access to NeuRA’S Heads at Work eBook, Mental Wellness at Work.
– Demonstrate to your employees that your organisation takes mental health seriously.
– Provide an opportunity for social interaction across work teams, helping foster a positive culture and strengthening work teams.
– Communicate what support services are available in your workplace.
For more information and to register your interest, enter your details below.