This May and June, ReachOut is inviting everyone to get in the kitchen, get mindful and Raise Dough so that ReachOut can continue to connect more young people with its frontline mental health services.
Throughout May and June participants can host a good old-fashioned bake sale or an event at their home or workplace. There’s also an opportunity to go digital and take orders from mates online for a signature bake item. To get involved visit: RaiseDough.com.au.
Raise Dough is an opportunity for the community to throw their support behind the one in four people in Australia aged 14–25 who live with a mental health difficulty.
A number of well-known chefs are getting in the kitchen to Raise Dough this year including Ed Halmagyi (aka Fast Ed).
CEO of ReachOut, Ashley de Silva, said Raise Dough is simple to get involved in and a good excuse to get mindful.
“We’re excited to get thousands of people across Australia baking to Raise Dough in support of young people’s mental health. Raise Dough is simple to be get involved in, and I’m putting it out there right now that there’s no shame in packet mixes!”
“70 percent of young people in Australia living with a mental health difficulty don’t get the help they need. All of the dough raised this May and June will help ReachOut to provide free digital support to even more young Australians who need help right now,” he said.
Whatever you choose to cook this is not only about fundraising, it’s also an opportunity to switch off from technology and distractions and bring a little mindfulness into your day.”
For more information about Raise Dough visit RaiseDough.com.au.
Tessa Anderssen / [email protected] / 0411 708 587
ReachOut is Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. Our practical support, tools and tips help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times – and the information we offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers, too.
We’ve been changing the way people access help since we launched the world’s first online mental health service more than 20 years ago. Everything we create is based on the latest evidence and designed with experts, and young people or their parents. This is why our digital self-help tools are trusted, relevant and easy to use.
Available for free anytime and pretty much anywhere, ReachOut is accessed by 132,000 people in Australia every month. That’s more than 1.58 million each year.
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