With 1 in 5 Australians experiencing symptoms of mental illness each year, it’s time that mental health stops being the elephant in the room. These Australians are our colleagues, friends and family. It’s time to start talking about mental health.
Over a million Australians live with depression each year, one in four will develop an anxiety disorder at some point in their life and eating disorders are the third most common chronic illness in females. Worse, stigma still surrounds mental health in Australia.
With as little as a conversation, you can help. It’s time we talked about the elephant in the room … mental health.
We’ve recruited Wesley the Elephant to help start conversations across Sydney.
Have you seen Wesley out and about? Share your moments with Wesley on social media – don’t forget #wesleymission and to make sure your post is public.
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Help provide comfort and hope to others by sharing your mental health experience below. We won’t publish your email address or any personal details. We also won’t publish any derogatory or potentially offensive material.