“LIFT THE LID WALK for Mental Health” will raise much needed funds for mental illness research by Australian Rotary Health (ARH).
Funded almost exclusively by Rotary Clubs and Rotarians around Australia, ARH are one of the largest independent mental health research funders having contributed more than $36m to Mental Health Research over the years.
Tragically, eight people take their own lives every day in Australia. What is even more disturbing is that there is an attempted suicide every 8 minutes! In addition to these alarming statistics, there are thousands of people of all ages who suffer from a wide range of mental health illnesses.
This is why mental health research is so important. We need to find ways to combat mental illness and that can only be achieved through mental health research. We fund research with the goal that we may be able to one day prevent mental health problems such as anxiety and depression from reaching adulthood.
The “LIFT THE LID WALK for Mental Health” is just that, a walk, not a race. It offers members of our communities an opportunity to “Lift the Lid” on mental health and in the process, raise much needed funds for mental health research.
Why this is so important....
We need to raise awareness of the serious mental health issues we face in all areas of our communities including return servicemen, schools, homes and workplaces.
We need to encourage people to “join the conversation” about mental health and break down the stigma that continues to plague our society.
We need to find a way so people are more comfortable to discuss and seek help for their mental health issues.
Let's start by walking and talking together and LIFT THE LID in Mental Illness!
Thank you for helping us raise much needed funds so far!
Check out some of the highlights of past walk events!