In October, NeuRA launched Colour Your Hair for Mental Health where we asked all Australians to ‘get their colour on’ by dying their hair or wearing a colourful wig during Mental Health Week to raise funds for research.
NeuRA wants to thank all of those who participated in or supported this campaign. We have been highly impressed by the creative direction of some of their hairstyles!
The campaign raised $110,000, which will support research for mental illnesses or conditions such as anxiety, depression, bipolar and schizophrenia.
Holly Walsh, who works as a receptionist at Mondo in Melbourne, was NeuRA’s top community fundraiser. She raised more than $5,000 for a cause she feels passionately about.
“I set up four options for people to choose from and orange was the most popular choice among my supporters,” she said.
“I have received an amazing amount of support from my friends and family, as well as my colleagues
at Mondo. When I talk to people about what I am doing, a lot of people have said it’s brave and have been happy to support such a great cause.”
Holly was just one of hundreds of people who joined the campaign from all over Australia and coloured their hair.
Beyond supporting research, NeuRA’s goal was to raise awareness around mental health and bring people together to share stories about how mental illness has impacted on them and their loved ones.
Research is a slow process. It consists of incremental improvements that expands our knowledge and leads to better treatments for people in need.
For more information, visit colouryourhair.com.au
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