This May, ReachOut – Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents – is inviting everyone to get in the kitchen, get mindful and ‘Raise Dough’.
Their annual fundraising event, Raise Dough raises money and awareness to help ReachOut connect even more young people with frontline mental health services.
Recruiting an army of well-known chefs – including Ed Halmagyi (otherwise known as ‘Fast Ed’) – packet mix masters and everyone in between, Raise Dough is all about ‘baking’ the world a better place through the magical powers of baked goods.
Raise a good old-fashioned bake sale or another event at your home or workplace, or go digital and take orders for your signature baked goodies from mates online. CEO of ReachOut, Ashley de Silva, says Raise Dough is simple to get involved in and a good excuse to get mindful.
“We’re excited to get thousands of people across Australia baking to Raise Dough in support of young people’s mental health this May,” says Ashley. “Raise Dough is simple to be get involved in, and I’m putting it out there right now that there’s no shame in packet mixes!”
Whatever you choose to cook, this is not only about fundraising – it’s also an opportunity to switch off from technology and distractions and bring a little mindfulness into your day.
Raise Dough is the perfect opportunity for you and your fellow community members to throw your support behind the one in four 14-25-year-old Aussies who live with a mental health difficulty.
“70 percent of young people in Australia living with a mental health difficulty don’t get the help they need. All of the dough raised this May will help ReachOut to provide free digital support to even more young Australians who need help right now,” Ashley says.