Morphe foundation is trying to be different than the other charities that are trying to change the way the world thinks about and treats people with mental health problems.
Morphe Foundation chief executive Andrew Mitchell said his foundation had been inspired by the work of the charity Mind.
He said the foundation would not be trying to make mental health a charity and had been looking for ways to build a community-based approach.
“It’s about the difference between a community and a charity,” Mr Mitchell said.
“We want to create a community of people who are interested in their mental health and want to contribute to the well-being of those around them.”
So what we’re looking at now is not just what we can do for the people who need it, it’s how can we make that happen in a way that can be sustainable and impactful.
“Mr Mitchell said the aim of the new organisation was to provide support and resources to people in the community.”
When you have someone with a mental health issue and you have their friends and family and you get them support and you’re able to connect them with the mental health services, that’s a huge step towards actually changing the way people think about and treat them,” he said.
Moral compass is the foundation’s new initiative to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health.
The foundation is also planning a $20 million campaign in 2019 to help those in crisis and to promote mental health awareness.”
Our approach to mental health is different to other charities because we are focused on what we believe is the best way to treat mental health, not how we treat people,” Mr Mitchell said.
He said the new campaign would target young people who had been through difficult times and was also aimed at people who were “disconnected” from their families or were at risk of suicide.”
There are so many things that we can’t do in a therapeutic setting, so we’re trying to do that in a community setting,” he told the ABC.”
The next step in our development will be a community engagement campaign in 2020 that will engage people on what they can do to support people.
“Mr Mitchell also said the organisation would be launching a range of social media and digital platforms to raise awareness about mental health issues and provide information to the wider community.