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Mental illness is experienced by 1 in 5 Australians, so chances are someone in your life is living with mental health issues. They may live openly with mental illness or be suffering quietly. For some people it’s one episode. For others it’s a severe and life-long challenge.
Although mental illness itself is not life threatening a large number of people affected by mental illness die by suicide. The current statistics reflect that 6 men and 2 women take their own lives each day.
6 Reasons 2 Walk.
Currently, government funding provides assistance for only half of the support and care needed in the community for mental health services.
Open discussion creates understanding for those who are living with mental illness. By taking the time for the Wellness Walk, you are playing an active part in the conversation about serious mental illness, the first step in eliminating the stigma. The more we understand the more compassionate we are, the better the lives of all those affected. This Mental Health Month, show your understanding and support for those living with mental illness, their families and carers.
This event raises awareness, eliminates stigma and provides much-needed funds for essential mental health services across NSW.
As a fundraiser you are contributing in a meaningful way to supporting people with serious mental illness while at the same time encouraging members of your community to be active and support people in their journey towards wellness.
Your support for this event will ensure that the services provided get to the people who need them most. In the new NDIS environment it is more important than ever that we have the funds to support those who do not get access to NDIS funding for their support needs.
You can read more about it on our FUNDRAISE page.
Through One Door Mental Health, people living with mental illness and their families can find an inclusive community, innovative services and strong advocacy. For more than 30 years, One Door has designed and delivered expert mental health programs now available through the NDIS. Creating a world in which people with a mental illness are valued and treated as equals is at the heart of everything they do. One Door Mental Health is a leading mental health service provider specialising in severe and persistent mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder.