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