Hey everyone, this month is going to be set out a little different than how I would usually set out my posts. This month is about mental health awareness, I will be doing my usual beauty posts on Wednesday’s (depending on how I’m feeling, self-care is important), Friday will be a round-up of all my Liptember selfies for the week and Sunday’s post will be dedicated to mental health posts.
I want to talk about some important issues that I have personally been through as well as some things that help me cope with my mental illness.
Today’s post is going to be a relatively short one, you may have seen my post go up about Liptember a couple of weeks ago, If you haven’t please go check it out Liptember 2018 + Why I Decided This Was Going To Be The Year I Did Liptember. I talk about what made me want to do Liptember and a little bit about my own struggles with mental illness.
Yesterday you may have also seen a post go up with donation details for Liptember, this post will be pinned until the end of September so anyone can easily find links to our Liptember Rainbow Pouts donation page, Facebook and Instagram pages.
I’m excited to share with you this month and get conversations started, mental health awareness is important and campaigns like Liptember help raise funds for important organisations like:
The Centre for Women’s Mental Health – “which provides expert clinical and therapeutic services for women whilst conducting research and providing education and training facilities. The Centre’s research agenda reflects priority clinical areas as well as being informed by known gaps in research within the area of women’s mental health.” – as described on the Liptember website
Lifeline Australia – “a national charity providing all Australians with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. With thousands of volunteers across Australia, individuals are supported in a range of ways to deliver services, raise funds, run events and work in Lifeline shops.” – as described on the Liptember website
Jean Hailes for Women’s Health – “a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the knowledge of women’s health throughout the various stages of their lives, and to provide a trusted world-class health service for women. The organisation believes in physical and emotional health and wellbeing in all its dimensions for all women in Australia throughout their lives.” – as described on the Liptember website
R U OK? “a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging all Australians to connect and have regular, meaningful conversations with anyone struggling with life. The organisation aims to boost confidence to meaningfully connect and ask about life’s ups and downs, nurture our sense of responsibility to regularly connect and support others, strengthen our sense of belonging because we know people are there for us and to be relevant, strong and dynamic.” – as described on the Liptember website
The Pretty Foundation – “a not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering women and girls with the perspective, skills and support to develop and nurture a positive body image for themselves and others. The Foundation believes that prevention is the key and so our focus initially will be on building resilience in females.” – as described on the Liptember website
Batyr – “which provides preventative education in the area of youth mental health. Batyr provides programs that train young people to speak about their personal experience with mental ill health and start a conversation in their community. Batyr takes these speakers into schools, universities and corporate arenas to continue this conversation around mental health. The programs engage, educate and empower the audience to learn from the experiences of others and to reach out to the great services around them.” – as described on the Liptember website
I hope that you will help support me this month, whether it’s starting a conversation and talking about mental health, giving a donation through our donation page or showing Rainbow Pouts Team some support through our dedicated social media pages.
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