Lift the lid Wednesday 10th October outside the Alexandra Community Pharmacy 10am to noon wearing an appropriate hat
You can support this wonderful initiative by making a donation on World Mental Health Day, Wednesday October 10 at one of the many businesses in Alexandra with collection tubs. As we are also celebrating Hat Day, you are invited to come outside the Alexandra Community Pharmacy and wear your most eye-catching hat.
Lift the Lid on Mental Illness is Australian Rotary Health’s National annual fundraising day for mental health research.
Each year approximately 1-in-5 Australians will experience a mental illness and in order to help future generations of young Australians, we need to look ahead through research and find out how we can prevent this type of illness occurring.
Lift the Lid on Mental Illness aims to educate all Australians that no matter what 'hat' you wear, we are all affected by mental illness. We hope that Lift the Lid will promote the need for more research into mental health, improve social awareness of mental health issues and stop Australians from keeping mental illness 'under their hats'.
Lift the Lid on Mental Illness is an initiative of Australian Rotary Health, one of the largest funding bodies of mental illness research in Australia. 100% of proceeds from Lift the Lid will go towards research into finding preventions, treatments and cures for mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and Alzheimer's.