About

Our Objective

To raise funds and awareness for women's mental health issues specifically during the month of September, to support the development of national research, programs and prevention strategies.

What is Liptember?

  • Liptember is all about having fun with Lipstick, for a serious cause; Women's Mental Health, specifically any form of anxiety, depression, post natal depression, menopausal changes, dementia and self image.
  • All funds raised during the month of September are donated to Liptember's mental health beneficiaries, the CENTRE FOR WOMEN'S MENTAL HEALTH and LIFELINE
  • LIPETTES register online and seek sponsorship from family, friends and co-workers for committing to wear the Liptember Lipstick throughout the month of September
  • By participating, LIPETTES become advocates for the cause.
  • The focus will be the word on everyone's lips - TO KISS THE BLUES AWAY, raising vital funds and awareness for women’s mental health
  • Whilst LIPETTES enjoy wearing lipstick everyday, LIPDUDES play a vital role in the success of Liptember by supporting and encouraging the special women in their life
  • LIPDUDES help seek sponsorship for their LIPETTES and assist in raising awareness by sporting the liptember lipstick at any liptember cause related events

Why Mental Health?

  • There is little mental health research based on women
  • More focus needs to be placed on treating men and women separately when it comes to mental health
  • Suicide is the biggest single cause of death for Australian women aged 18 to 34
  • One in three Australian women will suffer depression or anxiety during their lifetime
  • Women are more susceptible to anxiety and depression than men
  • Post natal depression affects 15% of women within the first year after childbirth

Who are we?

A demographically and socially diverse group of women and men committed to raising awareness of women’s health equity.

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............ thus to improve the health of all Australian women will help to improve the health of the whole community.

Liptember have formed an important partnership with health beneficiaries the CENTRE FOR WOMEN’S MENTAL HEALTH, who provide national research and programs for gender specific mental health issues for women and LIFELINE AUSTRALIA providing all Australians with nationwide crisis support services - we're here 24/7 on 13 11 14 or visit lifeline.org.au

The Liptember concept and strategy provides a gateway for much needed research on the lifestyle choices and health issues of Australian Women.