Liptember raises $1.5m for girls’s psychological well being

Liptember Basis has raised a whopping $1.5 million in its 2022 nationwide marketing campaign to boost consciousness and funds in supporting ladies’s psychological well being.

Alarming statistics from the Liptember Basis earlier this 12 months revealed one in two ladies in Australia are experiencing psychological sickness and fewer than half of these are looking for assist.

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The 2022 nationwide fundraising marketing campaign sought to boost consciousness round ladies’s psychological well being struggles.

Brightly colored Liptember lipsticks put the highlight on the necessity to encourage conversations and facilitate ladies looking for assist.

The funds raised by way of the Liptember marketing campaign will go in direction of supporting key areas of want recognized within the basis’s Girls’s Well being Analysis Examine.

“The Liptember marketing campaign is crucial in offering funding for the Basis to help the one in two Australian ladies affected by psychological sickness and handle the nationwide psychological well being gender hole,” Liptember Basis CEO and founder Luke Morris says.

“We can not thank our neighborhood, and most significantly our premier accomplice Chemist Warehouse, sufficient for his or her long-term dedication to ladies’s psychological well being on this nation.”

Girls’s psychological well being points are rising

The unique research discovered psychological well being points for females are steadily on the rise, with 50 per cent of these affected going through a extreme type of dysfunction.

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“However there are at the moment clear boundaries to looking for assist, with solely 48 per cent of ladies reaching out,” Luke explains.

The explanations embody ladies not realising the significance of addressing their points, time, price of therapy, and the perceived embarrassment, disgrace and stigma, he says.

“It’s clear there’s a massive hole in treating and diagnosing ladies’s psychological sickness,” he says.

“Australian Bureau of Statistics information exhibits that 10.6 per cent of Australian females establish as having a recognized long-term psychological well being situation.

“Which implies of the 50 per cent of ladies in our research who recognized as at the moment experiencing psychological sickness, just one in 10 are literally recognized.”

Components impacting psychological well being for girls

Organic elements comparable to menstruation, menopause, being pregnant and delivery; in addition to sure experiences comparable to miscarriage, ovarian or cervical most cancers, can every current distinctive and numerous psychological well being situations particularly for girls, Luke says.

“However it’s not solely organic elements; there are completely different life levels, socioeconomic, political and cultural elements related to being feminine which have a big affect on the prevalence of psychological sickness amongst those that establish as ladies,” he says.

“Though vital progress has been remodeled the previous decade to boost consciousness and destigmatise points comparable to nervousness or melancholy, the statistics are exhibiting us the following step is we have to educate the neighborhood and lift consciousness round extra advanced psychological well being points.

“At the moment half of all ladies really feel there’s not sufficient dialogue round deeper points comparable to psychotic problems, character problems, psychological misery and behavioural and temper problems, which clearly exhibits that additional funding on this space should be made.”

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The Liptember Basis, which has advanced from a fundraising marketing campaign to a trusted supply and revered chief in the case of ladies’s psychological well being, believes tailor-made help providers are very important to stopping and managing psychological diseases and rising the general wellbeing of ladies dwelling with current situations.

Different key findings from the research

  • The research discovered minority teams desperately want particular help to forestall vital psychological well being points.
  • 23 per cent of pregnant ladies are at the moment struggling perinatal melancholy and nervousness.
  • 18 per cent of Indigenous Australian ladies are battling with substance use problems.
  • 1 / 4 of ladies within the LGBTIQA+ neighborhood are coping with consuming problems.
  • 36 per cent of ladies affected by homelessness and poverty are in psychological misery.
  • It additionally discovered that girls underneath the age of 39 are at elevated danger of affected by a extreme to reasonable type of psychological well being dysfunction, with points comparable to physique picture, psychological misery and consuming problems changing into extra prevalent.
  • Virtually seven in 10 ladies on this age group wished they might take extra time to handle their psychological well being, they felt that different priorities took priority.

Be a part of the dialog at liptemberfoundation.org.au

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Written by Liz McGrath.