Over 75% of mental health problems show up in young people before the age of 25. That’s why its never been more important than now to start a conversation at your school about mental health.
Creating a mentally healthier world
If young people know what signs to look our for and how to seek help - we'll all benefit from a mentally healthier world.
Mullets for Mental Health is a fun and easy way to start this important mental health conversation and raise crucial funds for mental health research in Australia.
Register your school's interest and start growing your mullets!
Mullets for Mental Health is an engaging fundraiser and conversation starter. There are awesome rewards up for grabs when you raise money for mental health research, and we’ll give you all the fundraising ideas you need.
We have heaps of mental health resources as well as FREE presentations to help teach students about mental wellbeing and resilience.
Ways to get involved at school
Check out these easy fundraising ideas!
Nominate your teacher to grow a mullet
Rope in your teacher or even your principal and then cut their mullets at next assembly! Make sure you spread the word on your socials!
Hold a LIVE mullet cut at school
Hold a live mullet cut event on your school grounds and share on social.
Host a Mullets for Mental Health Day
Even if your school mates don’t have a mullet, they could wear a crazy wig, colour their hair or style a mullet for the day.
"Last year I stumbled upon the Mullets for Mental Health campaign. We were looking at how we could create campaigns that could assist a variety of mental health issues.
The whole school was supportive, with donations flowing in from students, teachers and community members. It was fantastic to have everybody on board getting behind such an important message. Yes, it was done through the prism of a horrendous mullet but it made it so much more accessible and relevant, especially for this younger generation"
— M Bowman, Teacher and Mullet Legend
Raise awareness & funds for mental health
Sadly, suicide is the leading cause of death in males aged 18 to 24, which is more deaths per year than car accidents
Your fundraising helps create programs like Bite Back, the very first online positive psychology program. It’s designed to improve the wellbeing and resilience of Aussie’s aged 13 – 16 years old.
When your school has a Mullets fundraiser, this is the type of program that you are helping to raise money for.
FREE Mental Health Resources for your students
BITE BACK is Black Dog Institute’s FREE, self-guided online wellbeing and resilience program for young people aged 13–16 years old. Evidence shows that using BITE BACK can decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety and increase wellbeing.
Black Dog Institute’s school-based presentations have been designed to better equip students, teachers, parents and carers with the knowledge and resources to actively understand and manage their mental health and wellbeing.
Download a Mental Health Resources Pack
- Mental health self-help brochure
- COVID-19 resources for schools, parents & young people
Need some ideas of how to incorporate Mullets For Mental Health into your school? Here are some physical and virtual examples...