Gala Night Supporting Mental Health 15th June 2024

Eastland Shopping Centre and Bendigo Bank have teamed up to have a Mental Health awareness evening and fundraiser.

This event is an opportunity to support Eastern Health’s Mental Health Services to enhance female mental health and well being consumers. Maroondah Rotary are very aware of the challenges that currently exist in our local community with mental health and see the necessity of promoting and supporting continued awareness. The evening will include a panel of 3 speakers from Eastern Health’s Mental Health Services, who will provide you with different perspectives on Mental Health and the Services available within the Community. Tickets are $120 per head and can be purchased online at: This will cover a 2 course meal, soft drinks and entertainment. Alcoholic drinks can be purchased at bar prices. There is no BYO alcohol allowed at
the event

Key statistics

  • Over two in five Australians aged 16-85 years (43.7% or 8.6 million people) had experienced a mental disorder at some time in their life
  • One in five (21.4% or 4.2 million people) had a 12-month mental disorder
  • Anxiety was the most common group of 12-month mental disorders (16.8% or 3.3 million people)
  • Almost two in five people (39.6%) aged 16-24 years had a 12-month mental disorder