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Hat Day – Shining a light on Mental Health

Help Australian Rotary Health to ‘lift the lid’ on mental health by hosting a Hat Day event on Tuesday 10th October 2017.

100% of the money raised during this year’s Hat Day campaign goes directly to research helping the one in five Australians affected by mental health each year.

You can get involved by hosting your own Hat Day event. Australian Rotary Health is brimming with ideas for events:

  • Have a Hat Day Brekkie, Brunch or Lunch.
  • TOP off the day with Hat Day drinks after work
  • Host a trivia event e.g. what’s the CAPital of KasHATstan? (ok it’s not a real country)
  • HEAD out for 10 pin bowling or barefoot bowling (or underarm bowling)
  • Have a Hat Day sausage sizzle fundraiser
  • Organise a Hat Toss championship (who’s the biggest tosser at your workplace?)
  • Make your own hats with folded paper
  • Play the Hat Game where you put a famous name on someone’s hat and they have to guess who it is
  • Fill your hat with movie quotes and see who can guess the movie
  • It doesn’t have to be on October 7. Some save their Hat Day until Melbourne Cup – Australia’s wackiest hat festival!

Put your thinking caps on, download their Host Kit and register your event here
Or you may wish to make a donation to Australian Rotary Health, one of the largest not-for-profit funders of mental health research in Australia, which will help Australians of all ages, from all walks of life, to lead healthier lives.

$20 – could fund an individual’s 10 week phone support program trial.
$50 – could subsidise a new treatment session for a study participant.
$100 – could fund a 5-10 person research focus group.
$500 – could fund a person’s professional mental health first aid training.

To make a donation or purchase the fantastic Hat Day merchandise, visit

For other Gold Coast events and activities visit the Gold Coast Primary Health Network’s website:

PIR is a Federally funded program. Other consortia members include Gold Coast Health and Mental Health Association QLD