Posted by Barry Erlenwein on May 08, 2019

A fundraising idea for this year: Host a Hat Day to help Lift the Lid on mental illness! πŸŽ©πŸ§’πŸ‘’πŸŽ“β›‘πŸ‘‘

We are nearly half way into the year already, and World Mental Health Day in October will be here before we know it.

Mental illness is something that affects nearly everybody – whether you experience it yourself or see it affect someone you know. In fact, it is so common that almost half (45 per cent) of all Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime.

Australian Rotary Health is helping improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians by funding important mental health research. This includes areas such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, schizophrenia, body image and eating disorders, substance abuse, suicide and self-harm, and youth mental health. 
Your support on World Mental Health Day, October 10, or anytime during Mental Health Month in October, can help us fund more mental health research, and ultimately improve many lives.

You can get involved by:
β€’ Hosting a Hat Day event;
β€’ Fundraising at your local Bunnings store or train station;
β€’ Asking your local coffee shop to donate $2 from each cup of coffee sold.

To register your event or find out more, head to or contact the ARH office via 02 8837 1900 or