I believe its important to give back and through many stages of my life I have needed someone to lean on and it’s not always been someone close to me.
So, I’m excited to have the opportunity to get involved in this great project and be an official cast member of the socially conscious (and award-winning) TV series Adventure All Stars. Produced by the acclaimed Charity TV Global, this ground-breaking media format provides a platform for me to raise funds and exposure for a philanthropic cause I’m passionate about. Pre-filming I’m proud to be raising awareness for Mental Health a condition affecting millions in our Australian community alone and funds for Headspace Australia. As all net proceeds from this award-winning TV series will directly support this great cause.
Why am I fundraising and how can you help me?
We all have our personal experiences with Mental health at some point in our lives. For me, it has been supporting the people that struggle around me. My daughter who will face challenges with her anxieties, social awkwardness and internal battles to stay upbeat with her life long condition called Autism, will face the world with struggles most days. As a parent, the journey has been been an emotional one and often pushed my own mental health and emotions to its very limit.
Mental illness is a silent killer. The symptoms and signs are not always visible or easy to
recognise and in fact, individuals struggling with mental health conditions may be the
people you would least expect. More than 75 per cent of mental health issues develop
before a person turns 25 and suicide remains the leading cause of death for Australians
aged between 15 and 44. Approximately 1 in 5 Australians are suffering from mental illness in any given year. This has to change! You can help bring these struggles out of the dark and join me in tearing down the stigma and discrimination surrounding one of our leading health issues. By donating to my fundraising campaign you’re helping me to highlight the importance of empowering one another to feel safe and supported in asking for help.
You can make a personal Donation via my fundraising page here. I am also currently working with the Producers of the ‘Adventure All Stars’TV series to seek sponsorship. If your a business and would like to sponsor me and my cause for Headspace. You can contact me here and work towards a benefit for your business.
More than 75 per cent of mental health issues develop before a person turns 25.
And yet, many traditional services aren’t equipped to address the unique barriers that
young people face to accessing mental health support. Headspace began in 2006 to address this critical gap, by providing tailored and holistic mental health support to 12 – 25 year olds.
With a focus on early intervention, they work with young people to provide support at a
crucial time in their lives – to help get them back on track and strengthen their ability to
manage their mental health in the future. At the heart of their services is ensuring they meet the evolving and unique needs of young people and those who support them. Therefore, young people are at the centre of everything headspace do, and they play an active role in designing, developing and evaluating our programs.
With almost 3 million occasions of service provided, they have helped thousands of young
people get vital support through our 110+ national headspace centres.
You can find out more by visiting headspace website https://headspace.org.au/
What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unshamed conversation.Glenn Close
Donate today and help our youth have a place to reach out to.
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