Invited to grow a ‘Mullet for Mental Health’ boost

THE Black Dog Institute is encouraging residents to show they’re ‘all ears’ and grow a Mullet for Mental Health this month.

Suicide is the leading cause of death in Australians aged 18-24, and for every death by suicide in Australia, it is estimated that there are 30 attempts made.
One in five of us will experience symptoms of mental illness in any given year – in Australia, that’s around five million people – and 60 per cent of these people won’t seek help.
Research shows that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and people in the LGBTQI+ community, are more likely to die by suicide.
Your mullet will help fund crucial mental health research and create a mentally healthier world for everyone through ground-breaking research into the early detection, prevention and treatment of common mental health disorders.
This will be the second year that Illawong resident Bryce Daniels has grown a mullet to raise funds from sponsors and help make a difference to the mental health of the community.
The former Menai High School student said he would definitely encourage others to get involved.
“I joined because I have had a few close people in my life who went through dark times and one of them didn’t come out of it,” he said.
“So it’s a cause close to my heart.
“Last year I raised just over $2,000 and hope to reach $3,000 this year.”
You too can become a Mullets for Mental Health legend; it’s free to sign up and you’ll join a community of passionate mental health advocates.
Show you’re ‘all ears’ for mental health this month, register at: