Over 2,400 Australians die each year from suicide, and the statistics get worse as remoteness increases.
Rural and remote Australia is marked by unpredictability, isolation, economic and financial uncertainty, incessant change and extreme weather events. No-one should feel alone and no-one should be left behind.
March IT proudly partnered with The Lunch to Leave No-One Behind in December 2016, an inaugural event to raise awareness and much needed funds for Rural and Remote Mental Health (RRMH). This charitable organisation works tirelessly to support people living and working in remote locations to overcome mental ill-health, raise awareness and conduct suicide prevention and intervention training. Mental ill-health in remote places is a serious issue that can affect families, friends and townships alike.
It is our mission to reduce the impacts of isolation by connecting people in remote places to quality, timely and affordable remote telecommunications services. We understand the strain that working away from family and friends can have on an individual’s mental health. By partnering with The Lunch, we were able to provide support and raise awareness for the great work that RRMH do every day. Due to the amazing guests who supported The Lunch, a huge $11,158 was raised for the organisation.
March IT helped to raise funds and create new opportunities for RRMH to partner with business to implement their programs. Guests had a great time and The Lunch was a great success.
Geoff Marsh, The Lunch
Zita Stark, Peter Saxelby and Debbie Smith
The guest speakers, Colin Kidd (left), FIFO Man Luke Baker (middle), RRMH CEO Jennifer Bowers
March IT’s Elly Meredith and guest Rebecca Marsh
Geoff Marsh presenting cheque to Jennifer Bowers