We’re pretty sure we can all agree that we didn’t see 2020 coming. For many of us, it’s been a tough year mental health-wise.
Being born and bred in Australia, we’ve never been prouder to see our fellow Australians rally together, but we know it’s been far from easy.
This year has shown us all the importance of checking in on our mates, our communities and prioritising our own mental wellbeing.
That’s why this December – a month that’s already a bit hard for some – Local Matters will be a little different, in a big way.
For the entire month, our Local Matters jars nationally will be dedicated to three leading mental health support organisations.
This means a total collective donation of $70k to mental health.
It’s our way of giving back to those who work tirelessly to support mental health in our communities.
A NATIONWIDE EFFORT
When you visit any restaurant this month, you can use your Local Matters vote to support one of these groups.
Your token vote is a show of community spirit and a mini fist bump of support for groups doing good things.
At the end of the month, each restaurant will count your votes as usual.
We’ll then tally up the amount from all restaurants and provide the total donation to the groups.
MEET THE GROUPS
headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation provides early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds. headspace works hard to make a difference by offering tools and resources to help young people, and their families, manage mental health more effectively.
Day after day, Vinnies volunteers witness the impact that poverty and isolation have on an individual’s wellbeing and mental health. Your support allows Vinnies to provide, not only food, but other material support, friendship and specialist referrals to Australians in their time of greatest need.
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free confidential counselling and support service for young people aged 5 to 25. Your support will go towards helping counsellors be there 24/7 online and over the phone to respond to children and young people who contact the service every 60 seconds.
MORE ON LOCAL MATTERS
Spreading the love to our local communities matters to us.
This is why we launched Local Matters in 2011 as a way to give back. We use what we have: our jars and your token votes to support causes and groups in our communities.
Find out more, or apply here: grilld.com.au/localmatters