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.
SUPPORT US BY MAKING A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION OR FUNDRAISING
Thank you so much for wanting to support us financially, we can’t tell you how grateful we are. We aren't eligible for government funding, so we rely on donations to 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.
We do ask that if you want to do any fundraising for us, you let us know beforehand so we can be involved.
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.
If you'd like to make a donation, click here
SUPPORT US BY DONATING GOODS OR SERVICES
If you or your business would like to support us by donating your services or goods, that would be wonderful! 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)
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
Furniture (new or good condition second-hand)
Books, mental health resources, self-care items and homewares for resale in shop
Ducted air conditioners and installation
SUPPORT US BY VOLUNTEERING
If you have experience in mental health care, 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. 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. Get in touch via our webform.
SUPPORT US BY COMPLETING A STUDENT PLACEMENT
If you are a university student required to complete counselling hours for your practical assessment,
please contact us via our webform with your details and we’ll be in touch.
SUPPORT US BY SHARING WHAT WE DO ON SOCIAL MEDIA
You can tell people about what we do by sharing 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 handbook.
SUPPORT US BY BUYING FROM OUR SHOP
All sales from our shop go back into providing affordable counselling and programmes. We offer books, mental health resources, self-care items and other products that support good mental health. We also offer gift certificates for use in the shop (not redeemable for counselling services).