Make A Move for youth mental health this October

22 Sep 2021

ReachOut is calling on people across Australia to Make A Move for mental health this October in support of youth suicide prevention and their own wellbeing.  

Make A Move is easy to get involved in. Participants dedicate just 15, 30 or 60 minutes every day for the month of October to either move their body or improve their state of mind (or a combination of both) and fundraise for this important cause. 

Physical activities (like running, walking or cycling) and self-care activities (like yoga, meditation and mindfulness) are all on the table in Make A Move, which means the event is open to, and accessible by, everyone. Getting started is easy - participants can sign up as individuals or as a group with family, friends or colleagues.

Make A Move supports the work of ReachOut, Australia’s most-accessed online mental health service for young people and their families. After friends and family, the internet is the first place young people turn to for information and support. ReachOut features tools, tips, advice and peer support for dealing with a huge range of issues including study stress, work and money, stress about the future and mental health difficulties. 

“Make A Move is a chance to have a bit of fun while helping to ensure that young people across Australia can access the help they need when it comes to their mental health. COVID-19 restrictions have had a significant impact on young people across Australia who are dealing with a range of complex issues, uncertainty and in many cases mental health challenges. October is Mental Health Month, so now is a great time to get behind this cause,” said Tracey Campbell, Director of Marketing and Fundraising at ReachOut. 

One in four young people in Australia are currently experiencing a mental health difficulty and 70% of those who need help don’t get it. In 2019, 461 young people in Australia died by suicide.

To register to take part, visit: MakeAMove.com.au.

To learn more about ReachOut visit: Reachout.com. 

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Media contact 

Tessa Anderssen / tessa@reachout.com / 0411 708 587 

About ReachOut 

ReachOut is the most accessed online mental health service for young people and their parents in Australia. Their trusted self-help information, peer-support program and referral tools save lives by 

helping young people be well and stay well. The information they offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers, too.

ReachOut has been championing wider access to mental health support since they launched their online service more than 20 years ago. Everything they create is based on the latest evidence and is designed with experts, and young people or their parents. That’s why ReachOut is a trusted, relevant service that’s so easy to use.

Accessed by more than 2 million people in Australia each year, ReachOut is a free service that’s available anytime and pretty much anywhere.

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