Saturday 10 October is World Mental Health Day, which aims to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilise efforts to support mental health.
Together with our Stockland CARE Foundation partners ReachOut, Redkite and R U OK?, we are focused on the power of connection to provide support throughout our communities. We want people to feel supported and stronger every day, through all life’s ups and downs. So what does connectedness mean to you? We asked our CEO Mark Steinert and our partners to share their thoughts and you can watch their answers.
On World Mental Health Day, tell us how you use the power of connection on Facebook and Instagram using #powerofconnection.
One year into our collaborative partnership with the Stockland CARE Foundation, we are excited to continue working with our partners to bring positive impact for mental health in Australian communities. You can read more about each of our partners below, and how they are helping Australians every day.
R U OK?'s vision is a world where we're all connected and are protected from suicide. By inspiring people to take the time to ask "Are you OK?" and listen, we can help people struggling with life feel connected long before they even think about suicide. R U OK? especially wants older Australians to ask the question and check in with each other to protect themselves against loneliness and isolation.
ReachOut is Australia’s leading online youth mental health service, is providing free support to young Australians during the COVID-19 outbreak to help them stay well when it comes to their mental health. Available 24/7 online, ReachOut’s new dedicated resources give young people practical tips about looking after their wellbeing during these unprecedented times. If you are a parent, carer or a teacher you can also access information from ReachOut on how to connect with and support the young people in your life.
Redkite is a national cancer charity that provides professional and essential support to children with cancer and their families. During the outbreak of COVID-19 Redkite has seen a 30% increase in demand for counselling from vulnerable families. Parents are being overwhelmed by concern for the health of their immunocompromised child. They are hit with job losses and business closures when they can least afford it and are cut off from their support networks. Redkite is there to help.
We’re inspired to transform and strengthen our communities, make a real and positive difference, and enable them to thrive, because we are better together.