Women’s mental health fundraiser Liptember, in association with major charity partner Chemist Warehouse Group, has launched its 2020 Liptember campaign. Now in its eleventh year, the national campaign is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for women’s mental health, harnessing the true potential of the collective, encouraging and inspiring people to listen, share, and learn. In a time where the importance of keeping in touch and supporting one another is magnified, the Liptember campaign has never been more crucial.
The campaign encourages people to start the conversation surrounding “what’s on your mind” by wearing brightly-coloured Liptember lipsticks, sold through exclusive retailer and major charity partner Chemist Warehouse.
Donations will be made to the following six beneficiaries:
The Centre for Women’s Mental Health – Liptember assists in the funding of gender-specific research in the field of women’s mental health while simultaneously funding vital programs like; the Newborn Behavioral Observation system (postnatal depression program), the Safe Mothers, Safe Babies program (providing mental healthcare to pregnant women at risk of family violence) and the BEAR House postpartum support program.
Lifeline – Liptember funds the training of 4000+ telephone crisis supporters, the training of new online crisis supporters and the expansion of Lifeline’s Online Crisis Support Chat service; all of which result in the fortification of 24/7 support for those experiencing mental health hardship. Liptember funds also support the expansion of Lifeline Text Message crisis support and the ‘Holding on to Hope’ podcast series.
Jean Hailes for Women’s Health – Liptember funds research focusing on mental health in older women; including matters such as menopausal depression, memory loss and dementia. The research findings contribute to the delivery of evidence-based health professional tools and information for women, support videos and articles around ageing and maintaining mental health and wellbeing.
The Pretty Foundation – Liptember funds the ‘Charlie’s Tales’ book series aimed at building resilience in young girls aged 2 – 6 by instilling positive body image messages through each of Charlie’s adventures. The Pretty Inspirational Awards also supported by Liptember seeks to teach girls that their value
is not in their appearance by celebrating their skills, character and achievements.
batyr – Liptember funds the delivery of [email protected] programs in girls’ schools across Australia. This carefully researched program aims to remove the stigma around mental health and engage, educate and empower young people to reach out for help when they need it.
Liptember also funds ‘Being Herd’ workshops which are tailored to the female demographic as well as the training of female facilitator workshops.
Collingwood Magpie Nest – Liptember’s support of Collingwood’s Magpie Nest Housing Project provides safe housing, dedicated case management support, health and legal services, essential materials and a pathway to independent living for women and their children suffering from domestic and family violence, homelessness, mental health trauma and hardship.
For more information, visit www.liptember.com.au.
Anyone seeking help should contact Lifeline on 13 11 44 or visit www.lifeline.org.au.