Previously, much of the mental health research undertaken has been focused on men, with the findings applied to women later. This means that a number of prevention strategies and mental health programs aren’t properly catered to the needs of women.
What’s more, there is still further research needed in women-specific areas of mental health including post-natal and menopausal-related depression. Enter: Liptember.
Liptember is an annual campaign dedicated to raising awareness and much-needed money for women’s mental health in Australia. And it’s super easy to take part — all you have to do is pop on a little lippy throughout September.
Individuals are encouraged to register online and seek sponsorship from family, friends and colleagues for committing to wear lipstick. While swiping on a little lippy throughout September might not seem like a big deal, can you recall previous times when you’ve received compliments on your lip colour choice?
This is a great way to start a conversation about mental health and encourage others to get involved and do the same. To be a part of the campaign, purchase a Liptember lipstick from any Chemist Warehouse, My Chemist or My Beauty Spot store, register online and rock your lippy through September.
You can register individually or with a team to raise funds together and commit to wearing Liptember lippy for a day, a week or for the whole month of September. Or, if you’d prefer to take part without committing to wearing lipstick, consider making a donation to Liptember via the website.
Funds raised during Liptember will be donated to a number of organisations including the Centre for Women’s Mental Health, Lifeline, Batyr, The Jean Hailes Foundation, The Pretty Foundation and The Magpie Nest Women’s Program.