Funding medical research to find a cure for mental illness
One in five of us will suffer from mental illness this year
We strive for none in five
The Extremely Long Lunch
The core event in the One in Five Fundraising Calendar
Challenge yourself, your friends or your family in one of our Extreme Challenges – or start your own!
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Our incredible volunteers have been supporting the work of One in Five since its beginnings in 2004
the population will experience a mental disorder in their lifetime
of young people will have had an episode of mental illness by age 25
working days are lost each year due to depression.
Research = Results
Mental illness affects one in five Australians – whether we experience it first hand or know someone who is living with it.
Sadly, in 2014, we still understand little about the medical causes of this disease. This means mental illness is difficult to diagnose, and therefore difficult to treat effectively.
One in Five is determined to change this.
How you can help
Make a donation
A $5, $50, or $500 donation will bring us one step closer to identifying critical medical treatments for those with mental illness.
One in Five supporter, Matt Harry, finished his grueling 11 hour swim across the English Channel on Friday 30th August 2013 – a mere 24 hours after he began. Incredible!