Women’s mental health fundraiser Liptember, in association with major charity partner Chemist Warehouse Group has announced that $2 million dollars was raised throughout the 2019 Liptember campaign
Now in its ninth year, the national campaign encourages people to start the conversation about “what’s on your mind” by wearing brightly-coloured Liptember lipsticks, sold through exclusive retailer and major charity partner Chemist Warehouse.
This year Liptember will continue to support and donate funds to its six existing beneficiaries in addition to the Collingwood Magpie Nest, which was announced as the newest beneficiary in 2019, to help it conduct vital work in the women’s mental health space.
Donations will be made to the following seven beneficiaries:
- The Centre for Women’s Mental Health – Providing expert clinical and therapeutic services for women whilst conducting research and providing education and training facilities.
- Lifeline – Lifeline Australia is a national charity providing all Australians with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
- Jean Hailes for Women’s Health – Striving to improve the knowledge of women’s health throughout various stages of their lives.
- R U OK? – Dedicated to encouraging all Australians to connect and have regular and meaningful conversations with anyone struggling with life.
- The Pretty Foundation – Committed to empowering women and girls with the perspective, skills and support to develop and nurture a positive body image for themselves and others.
- batyr – Providing preventative education in the area of youth mental health.
- Collingwood Magpie Nest – A partnership between Melbourne Project 614 and Collinwood Football Club that provides stable and affordable accommodation in a clean and safe environment to adults and children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Liptember Founder, Luke Morris said that, “We’re incredibly proud to have raised $2 million in support of women’s mental health throughout the 2019 Liptember campaign”.
“By on-boarding The Collingwood Magpie Nest as a new beneficiary, we are expanding our support of women’s mental health funding seven diverse organisations and programs, and this will allow Liptember to make a greater impact on the mental health of women across the country.”