aba sponsors the 'Lift the Lid Walk'
“LIFT THE LID WALK for Mental Health” will raise much needed funds for mental illness research by Australian Rotary Health (ARH).
Funded almost exclusively by Rotary Clubs and Rotarians around Australia, ARH are one of the largest independent mental health research funders having contributed more than $36m to Mental Health Research over the years.
Tragically, eight people take their own lives every day in Australia. What is even more disturbing is that there is an attempted suicide every 8 minutes! In addition to these alarming statistics, there are thousands of people of all ages who suffer from a wide range of mental health illnesses.
This is why mental health research is so important. We need to find ways to combat mental illness and that can only be achieved through mental health research. We fund research with the goal that we may be able to one day prevent mental health problems such as anxiety and depression from reaching adulthood.
The aba team were a proud gold sponsor of the walk from Mooloolaba Surf Club to the Maroochydore Surf Club and back again. The 8km walk gave the team a great opportunity to connect with each other and members of the community. A quick pit stop at the local coffee shop the Shot House saw that everyone got the energy for the last and final kilometre to the finish line.