On Thursday 10th November, headspace will hold its very first national fundraising campaign - Million for Mental Health Day.
Families often have a unique understanding of their young person and may be the first to recognise the early warning signs of mental ill-health. But it’s not always clear what to say, who to call, or where to start. Talking to family is the most frequently reported coping strategy for young people experiencing mental health challenges, demonstrating the incredible value of family in their treatment and support.
However, there are significant gaps in available services and resources to help families who are supporting a young person who may be struggling. By ensuring families of young people have the confidence and knowledge to provide support and guidance, young people are better placed to respond to life’s challenges.
Enter: headspace. headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. Since their conception in 2006, they’ve provided early intervention mental health services to 12-25-year-olds. Every year, headspace helps thousands of young people, and their family and friends, access vital support. They support young people with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drug services, as well as work and study support. With a focus on early intervention, headspace works with young people to provide support at a crucial time in their lives – to help get them back on track and strengthen their ability to manage their mental health in the future.
On Thursday 10th November, headspace will hold its very first national fundraising campaign - Million for Mental Health Day, hoping to raise one million dollars to help provide more services and support to families caring for young people experiencing mental health challenges.
Collectively across our Lendlease Office Portfolio, we’re pleased to say that we’re getting behind this new initiative and will be donating $50,000 to headspace on 10th November. We hope you'll join us in donating too.
Their aim is to raise $1 million to help pilot and scale their mental health programs, increase their service delivery, provide enhanced support for families and ensure that young people can access the right support, when and how they need it. Funds raised from Million for Mental Health Day will help headspace increase available services and resources for families supporting a young person going through a tough time.
Help headspace help millions.
When: Thursday, 10 November, from 12:05am - 11:55pm
Where: Online. View map here
To donate and find out more, click here.