October 10th is a day that has a resonance for many, and we suggest perhaps more this year in awareness and more.
It is World Mental Health awareness month, and October 10th World Mental Health Day, and World Homeless Day
Hidden Secrets has been closed now for nearly 7 months, aside for a day or two and our charitable efforts have been hampered by this.
We however understand that the needs of those suffering in our community don’t stop.
We were able to finalise our end of year commitments to pass on our collections to our chosen charity StreetSmart Australia. – $2 for every direct booking we received since January.
StreetSmart Australia is based here in Melbourne and started the year before we did in 2003.
Today we felt that we could not gloss over the impacts of mental health, as we too will need to be aware of it into the year ahead after the impacts of lockdown and covid. Our team have hardly seen each other, so odd really.
So we are pleased to announce that we have started a program today with another wonderful Melbourne based organisation who started the year we did!
One in Five - One in five Australians suffer from a mental health illness, they are striving to make it none in five!
Today we have donated 1 $dollar for every booking that had already been made prior to October 2020 that has been cancelled. thats $500.
It’s not much, but with Job Keeper and a small tax return, we understand we are more fortunate than some. Its our future fund, investing supporting research towards a better process of healing from Mental health.
10/10/2020 – the start of a better way.
Hidden Secrets supports a compassionate community, and that starts with us.