What is Liptember?
Liptember is a campaign dedicated to educating the community on women's mental health whilst raising funds towards specific women's mental health research and support programs.
Women are urged to purchase a Liptember lipstick from participating retailers and register online, gaining sponsorship for wearing the lipstick throughout the month of September.
Funds raised during the month of September are donated to the Centre of Women’s Mental Health, Lifeline, Batyr, RUOK?, The Jean Hailes Foundation and The Pretty Foundation
Why Women's Mental Health?
Currently, the majority of mental health research is focused on men's mental health, with the findings applied to both men and women. This has resulted in a number of programs and prevention strategies that are unable to fully assist the mental health needs of the female population. The Liptember campaign hopes to change that.
By placing a gender lens on mental health, research has shown to be more accurate and support programs more effective.
Who Are We?
Here at Liptember, we are a demographically and socially diverse group of women and men committed to raising awareness of women's health equity and funding to create long-term support.
Our priority is to improve the health of all Australian women who take on a myriad of responsibilities as mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, wives and partners. One of our goals here at Liptember is to improve the health of Australian women, which will subsequently improve the overall health and wellbeing of the whole community.
How to get involved?
Whether you're a girl or guy, it's easy to get involved in the campaign. Register as an individual fundraiser or start a team and commit to being bold by wearing one of our bright lippies for a day, week or month during September and support the women in your life.
- Purchase a Liptember lipstick from any Chemist Warehouse, My Chemist or My Beauty Spot store
- Register online at www.liptember.com.au/users/sign_up
- Rock your lippy throughout September