During Mental Health Week, 5 – 11th October 2020, colour your hair to build awareness on mental health and help raise vital funds for mental health research. You’ll stand out, you might look silly, but you’ll be making a big difference to Australians’ experiencing anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Will you get your colour on?
“If I can promote mental health issues with something as bright and delightful as a new hair colour, I’m all in!”
Meg Brill, 2019 Colour Your Hair participant
HOW IT WORKS
Sign up now as an individual or get together a team. Create a fundraising page and we will provide you with heaps of tips and tricks on how to start hair-raising vital funds for mental health research.
Create a team at work, bring your colleagues together in support of better mental health for all Australians.
Colour Your Hair for Mental Health is the perfect team challenge. Why not get your colour on with friends to see who can come up with the craziest idea!
Lone colouring ranger? No problem! Sign up as an individual fundraiser and get your colour on, your way.
Plan Your Colour
Think about how and when you’ll get your colour on during Mental Health Week. Remember, there’s no such thing as a bad hair day when you’re changing the lives of people experiencing mental health, so the more outrageous your idea the better.
Have some fun with a colourful wig or pick up something silly from a fancy-dress shop. You could even challenge your team to wear a wig for the whole week.
Temporary hair dyes and brightly coloured hair sprays will let you create a completely unique look for as long as you want. If you’re feeling bold, opt for a permanent colour change.
Clip-in streaks and extensions come in all colours and sizes and it’s less messy than hair dye. You could choose a different colour for every day of the week.
Set your fundraising goal, add your photo and share what Colour Your Hair for Mental Health means to you. Reach out to family and friends by sharing your page to raise funds and awareness on mental health. It’s that easy!
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
Every dollar raised will support world leading medical research into depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. These conditions are experienced by many, yet we know little about what causes them or what is happening in our brains when they occur. By asking your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you, you’re funding ground-breaking research that will lead towards a better understanding on mental health.
With nearly half of all Australians experiencing some form of mental illness in their lifetime, we urgently need more research funding. We need to shine a light on just how and why mental health impacts so many people, to find more effective treatments and improve the quality of life of those living with these conditions.
You can find out more about NeuRA here.
ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH WEEK
Mental Health Week is about raising awareness of mental health and tackling the stigma attached to speaking up or seeking help. Our event is taking place during Mental Health Week with the hope that, as well as raising funds, it will spark conversations, create opportunities for people to come together and share stories that will break through the stigma.
For more information on Mental Health Week, click here.