Hi again friends!
We met at the pitch party and thought we'd try our luck a second time 'round.
While we have a lot of projects on the go - from our university programs to corporate outreach, we've got one main project in mind for this grant.
We'd still love to run a big, inclusive mental health awareness event in the Melbourne CBD to help open up the conversation surrounding mental health and put on a public display of support for those dealing with mental health issues.
The stats surrounding mental health, depression and anxiety break our heart. In addition to the difficulty faced by individuals struggling with their mental health, they also have to face up to a negative stigma that deters them from reaching out or seeking help. This is something that we want to change.
To recap the event that we pitched - an massive silent hip hop yoga event in the city for 200 people followed by a massive group meditation and mindfulness seminar, with more good vibes than you can poke a stick at it. We want it to be more than just a 'yoga event', and more like a wellness seminar, workshop and all round good time.
We hope this event will spark interest within the community and further our reach - so that we are able to have a positive impact on more people and help stigmatize mental health! Help a brother (and sister) out!
Funded by Melbourne (June 2017)