About beyondblue Bash

Many of us have been affected by anxiety or depression, either personally or through family, friends or colleagues. Right now, over 1 million Australian adults have depression and 2 million are experiencing anxiety. On average, almost eight people take their lives every day in Australia.

Since 2000, beyondblue has been working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression 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; and improve people’s opportunities to get effective support and services at the right time. Our vision is for all people in Australia to achieve their best possible mental health.

By hosting a beyondblue Bash, you are helping beyondblue make a real difference to the lives of individuals, families and communities affected by anxiety, depression and suicide.  

Your support will help us meet the ever-increasing demand for our services and resources. Every year, more people contact the beyondblue Support Service, visit our website, order our resources and request beyondblue Speakers and Ambassadors to attend events to share their powerful stories of hope and recovery.

Here are some of the ways your funds could also assist the millions of people in Australia currently experiencing anxiety or depression:

$30

$30 covers the cost of producing, printing, packing and posting free information materials about depression, anxiety and staying well to anyone in Australia. 

$48

$48 covers the cost of a call to the beyondblue Support Service. Staffed by trained mental health professionals, our Support Service provides practical support, advice and hope to people in need of an expert, listening ear – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

$110

$110 enables a beyondblue Speaker or Ambassador to share their story in the community. By sharing their stories of depression and anxiety, recovery and hope across the country, beyondblue Ambassadors and Speakers help break down the stigma associated with these conditions, and encourage people to reach out when they need help.

$270

$270 funds a session with a NewAccess coach. NewAccess is a trailblazing beyondblue initiative, providing free support from trained coaches to help people overcome mild to moderate anxiety or depression. The pilot program is currently being trialled in Northern NSW, ACT and Adelaide.

$600

$600 helps deliver innovative online programs across Australia. Programs such as BRAVE – a free, self-guided interactive online program that teaches parents and young people how to cope with their worries and protect themselves against anxiety.

$1000

$1000 helps train a Support Coordinator for The Way Back Support ServiceThe Way Back Support Service aims to prevent repeat suicide attempts and suicide deaths by helping people get back on their feet following discharge from hospital. In the critical three-month period following a suicide attempt, a Support Coordinator provides practical support and assistance. This Australian-first pilot program is currently being trialled in the Northern Territory, NSW and ACT.

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