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  • What is Colour Your Hair for Mental Health?

    Colour Your Hair for Mental Health is a national fundraising campaign raising funds for mental health research. We are asking all Australians, either in teams or individually, to colour their hair in any way during Mental Health Week, 7th to 13th October 2019.

  • What will the funds raised go towards?

    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.

  • When is the event taking place?

    During Mental Health Week, 7th to 13th October 2019. Colour your hair the way you like during this time in support for mental health and research.

  • Who are NeuRA?

    Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is an independent, not-for-profit research institute based in Sydney, Australia. As a leader in brain and nervous system research, our goal is to prevent, treat and cure brain and nervous system diseases, disorders and injuries through medical research.

    Our vision is to prevent and cure disease and disability of the brain and nervous system.

    Read more about NeuRa here

  • How can I get involved?

    In just 3 easy steps:

    1. Register and set up your fundraising page (and it’s free!) here
    2. Plan your colour – Think about how and when you’ll do your Colour Challenge during Mental Health Week. Remember, there’s no such thing as a bad hair day when your changing the lives of people experiencing mental health, so the more outrageous your idea the better.
    3. Fundraise-  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 and raise funds and awareness on mental health and research . It’s that easy!

Fundraising

  • What is the best way to fundraise?

    Here are some great ideas that will help you kick start your fundraising.

    1. Personalise your fundraising page.  Upload your photo and let people know why you’re getting your colour on!
    2. Get your fundraising going by self donating.  That way you are showing your commitment to the cause.
    3. Share your fundraising page on your social media. Tell your network of family and friends why you’re raising funds for mental health research.

     

  • How much do I need to raise?

    There is no limit but setting yourself an ambitious fundraising goal, you’ll make a huge positive impact once you get started.

    Every dollar raised (small or big) will support world leading medical research into depression, anxiety, bipolar and schizophrenia 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 and research.

  • How do people sponsor me?

    Simply by sharing your fundraising page.  You can do this by logging into your fundraising page, clicking on the shareable link which you can then share on your social media.  Your page can also be emailed to your family and friends.

    Or ask your sponsors to head to colouryourhair.com.au and search for your name in the search field.

  • Are donations tax-deductible?

    All donations are tax deductible

  • Are there prizes or incentives for fundraising?

    For your fundraising efforts, there will be incentives along the way.  Watch this space!

  • Why should I get my workplace involved?

    Here is a one pager as to why your workplace should get involved and how easy it is to get them on board with such a worthy cause!

  • How can my workplace get involved?

    There are a number of ways you can get your workplace involved.

    Donate a Day/ Fundraise Happy Hour: Get your workplace on board with your fundraising effort by asking your boss to donate a day off and create a work place raffle for it.

    Matched Gifts/ Dollar matching: Ask your workplace if they will match your fundraising total. Organise a time at work to speak to your colleagues about this event and why it’s important to talk about mental health at work.

    There are many ways to fundraise as part of Colour Your Hair for Mental Health. Remember, we’re here to help you every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling (02) 9399 1093 or via email colouryourhair@neura.edu.au

     

  • Can I organise events or other activities to raise funds?

    You most definitely can.

    For some great ideas, click here

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