WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT ROUGH PATCH

To keep our innovative model running, we rely on support from the community to help us provide affordable counselling and make sure we are a sustainable resource for everyone who needs us. We are truly grateful for people who want to help us with our vision and mission. You can help us continue our work in the following ways.

MAKE A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION


Our unique social enterprise model doesn't rely on government funding, so donations help us grow and provide continuing care to people who need us. The simplest way to do this is with a monetary contribution which we can use to meet our specific needs – such as program development, employing staff and consultants, maintaining a beautiful shop and counselling rooms – as well as our day-to-day responsibilities, such as building maintenance, utilities and cleaning. In particular, regular financial contributions mean that we can plan for staff wages, paying bills, program development and growth. If you'd like to do fundraising for us, please let us know beforehand so we can be involved and support you with resources and information. Please keep in mind that we are a non-profit social enterprise, but not a registered charity. This means we can’t issue tax receipts. However, we’d like to thank you by adding you or your business to our donor page, linking to your website, and inviting you to VIP donor events from time to time. DONATE HERE




DONATE GOODS OR SERVICES


At the moment, we need help with the following;
- Grant writing and funding opportunities
- Web design and website maintenance
- Web retail planning, management and implementation (Shopify or similar)
- SEO optimisation
- Copywriting for print and SEO
- Social media management and marketing
- Advertising, marketing and publicity consulting
- Printed products such as flyers, stickers, stationery, and retail product packaging
- Custom-branded material such as printed tote bags, t-shirts and mugs
- Retail merchandising
- Furniture (new or good condition second-hand)
- Books, mental health resources, self-care items and homewares for resale in shop
CONTACT US TO DONATE




VOLUNTEER


If you have experience in mental healthcare, retail or administration, and would like to support our mission by volunteering your time, we’d love to hear from you. Available volunteer opportunities include retail and administration assistance with a mental health focus. We also welcome volunteers with specialist skills such as website and SEO design, copywriting, marketing and publicity, retail merchandising, and related skills. As a volunteer, we can thank you by offering a discount on products in the shop, discounted or free access to training we host, and other benefits. CONTACT US TO VOLUNTEER




SHARE WHAT WE DO ON SOCIALS


You can tell people about what we do by sharing and reposting our social media posts on your own channels and talking about what we do in the community. If you need any extra info about what we do, get in touch so we can email you our information pack and social media tiles. INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK TWITTER




BUY FROM OUR MENTAL HEALTH SHOP


All sales from our shop go back into providing affordable counselling and programmes. We offer books, mental health resources, self-care items, gift packs and other products that support good mental health. We also offer gift certificates for use in the shop (not redeemable for counselling services). Wherever possible, our products are sourced from businesses who share our passion for social justice and the environment. We prioritise products which are hand-made and local, environmentally-friendly, or support marginalised groups of people, such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of colour, womxn and non-binary people, LGBTQIA+ people, and people living with mental illness, disabilities and chronic illness, among others. By buying from us, you support our sustainability and growth. SHOP HERE