This Is Why You Should Get Involved In Liptember 2017

Women’s mental health awareness

This Is Why You Should Get Involved In Liptember 2017

Liptember is just around the corner and you can get involved to help raise awareness for women's mental health. If you're not well-versed on exactly what it's all about, here's a rundown - Liptember is a women's mental health fundraiser in it's eighth year and it encourages women to 'kiss away the blues' by committing to wearing a brightly coloured and pastel official Liptember lipsticks.

These lippies are sold through major partner Chemist Warehouse stores nationwide for as little as $4.99. You can also find them at My Chemist and My Beauty Spot. 

Why should you get involved?

  • One in three Australian women will suffer depression or anxiety during their lifetime.
  • Postnatal depression affects 15% of women within the first year after childbirth.
  • Research, support programs and prevention strategies are more effective when applied with a gender lens. 
  • Suicide is the biggest single cause of death for women aged 20-34.

How can you get involved?

Simply register online at www.liptember.com.au/register and seek sponsorship from family, friends, co-workers and others for committing to wearing an official Liptember lipstick throughout September. Whether you're a girl or guy, you can get involved!

Where do the funds go?

Funds not only go to the Centre of Women's Health and Lifeline, but they also go to:

  • Jean Hailes for Women’s Health - Striving to improve the knowledge of women’s
    health throughout various stages of their lives
  • R U OK? - Dedicated to encouraging all Australians to connect and have regular and
    meaningful conversations with anyone struggling with life
  • The Pretty Foundation – Committed to empowering women and girls with the
    perspective, skills and support to develop and nurture a positive body image for
    themselves and others
  • Batyr - Providing preventative education in the area of youth mental health. 

 

Anyone seeking help should contact Lifeline on 13 11 44 or visit www.lifeline.org.au

 

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