By Tim Hoopmann
Beyond Blue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, working to address issues associated with depression and anxiety in Australia. Its key aims are raising awareness about depression and anxiety, reducing associated stigma, and encouraging people to seek help early.
Beyond Blue couldn’t do what we do without the help and support of the community. There are so many ways you can get involved to help all people in Australia to achieve their best possible mental health.
Make a donation!
Your donation will help Beyond Blue to:
• reduce the impact of depression, anxiety and suicide by supporting people to protect their mental health and to recover when they are unwell.
• reduce people’s experiences of stigma and discrimination.
• improve people’s opportunities to get effective support and services at the right time.
Book a speaker!
I have been a speaker for over 5 years, and it is very rewarding. I wanted to share my story to increase the community’s understanding about mental health so that we can start a conversation about it.
You can request a free community speaker to share their story in your workplace, school, or community group to raise awareness and reduce stigma. The sharing of personal stories of anxiety and depression is a powerful way to raise awareness, reduce stigma and to encourage help seeking behaviour.
Volunteer at an event!
You can represent Beyond Blue at events such as conferences, expos, community festivals and sporting events near you! The event volunteers help ensure they have a useful and positive presence at these events.
Partner with Beyond Blue!
Learn how your business can support the work of Beyond Blue through their partnership or business supporter programs.
Join their online community!
As a forum user you can read, share, and learn from people who understand what you’re going through.
Find out more information on how to get involved at www.beyondblue.com.au