Cummins girls kiss away the blues

LIPPY: Hannah Quigley and Rachelle Warner are participating in Liptember to raise money and awareness for women's mental health.

LIPPY: Hannah Quigley and Rachelle Warner are participating in Liptember to raise money and awareness for women's mental health.

A GROUP of Cummins women will be wearing bright lipstick every day this month to raise funds and awareness for women’s mental health. 

Liptember is a campaign dedicated to educating the community on women's mental health while raising funds toward specific women's mental health research and support programs.

One of the women in the Cummins Girls team, Hannah Quigley said the idea was to start a conversation and break the stigma surrounding mental health.

“It is so important to break this so that people can feel comfortable asking for help,” she said. 

Miss Quigley said the Liptember concept helped let those who were struggling with their mental health know they were not alone and that it was “not weak to speak”.

The women are already well on their way to achieving their $1000 fundraising goal with $680 in donations, which puts them ninth on the national ranking. 

Miss Quigley said wearing bright lipstick every day for a month was the perfect way to start the conversation in the community.

She said when people commented on the bright lipstick worn by the women participating it was a chance to explain why they had chosen to participate in Liptember and what the funds raised were used for.

To help the Cummins Girls raise money for women’s mental health programs, visit www.liptember.com.au/teams/cummins-girls-2