CWH raises $850k for mental health

The money will go towards helping people build mental fitness, emotional muscle and meaningful mateship

Chemist Warehouse has this year raised $850,000 for Gus Worland’s foundation, Gotcha4Life, through in-store and online donations nationwide as well as with the “immense support” of suppliers.

Several brands including OptiSlim OptiMan, Lynx, Elastoplast, Head & Shoulders, L’Oréal Men Expert and Nicorette donated a percentage of sales on select products at Chemist Warehouse directly to Gotcha4Life.

This is the fifth year running that Chemist Warehouse has partnered with Gotcha4Life to raise awareness and funds to build mental fitness, emotional muscle, meaningful mateship and social connection.

“As the House of Wellness, the team at Chemist Warehouse is proud to partner up with Gotcha4Life who passionately raises much needed awareness and essential funds to build mental fitness,” said Mario Tascone, Director Chemist Warehouse.

“With such an incredible amount raised in 2021, we cannot wait to continue our support and see the important work the Gotcha4Life foundation conducts as they continue to educate the community on the benefits of opening up when times are tough, which now more than ever is so vital.”

The not-for-profit Gotcha4Life foundation is dedicated to taking action to promote prevention through connection and build mental fitness in individuals and communities throughout Australia.

Over the last 18 months, between the challenges posed by the pandemic, floods, fires and drought to the Australian community, the work Gotcha4Life is doing is more crucial than ever.

The tragic reality is that nine people in Australia lose their life to suicide every day, with suicide the leading cause of death for Australians between 15 and 49 years of age.

Funds raised from the 2021 donation drive will support Gotcha4Life in delivering presentations, workshops and vital sustainable training programs that create meaningful mateship, build emotional muscle and strengthen social connection in Australia to ultimately put an end to suicide.

“I cannot thank Chemist Warehouse enough for the love and generosity that they have shown Gotcha4Life from day one,” said Gus Worland, Gotcha4Life Founder.

“When you need to make a difference in this world, you need people to come on the journey with you. You need like-minded people who understand community and the need to connect, to make the world a safer and better place.

“Chemist Warehouse is that for me and they always have been! This money will allow us to continue the journey to zero suicides and assist in building the mental fitness of all Australians,” he said.

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