Mullets For

Mental Health 

FAQs

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Sign Up & Event FAQs

What do I need to do?

Shape in and grow a mullet for a month from 1 September until 30 September, and raise money for mental health.

When do registrations close?

September is the month of the mullet and we'd love you to sign up throughout the month. If you want to rock a mullet after September, we'd love your support. Just contact us on 02 9065 9024 or email fundraising@blackdog.org.au

When does Mullets for Mental Health start and finish?

Mullets for Mental Health is an annual event that runs from 1 September to 30 September every year.

Are there any age restrictions for the event?

Absolutely not; everyone is welcome; the more the merrier. If you're under 16 we do however require written consent from a parent or guardian to participate in any fundraising activity, regardless of if it's in person or virtual. Also make sure you're supervised when you cut or shape in your mullet!

A parental consent form will pop up automatcially when you register if you are under 16.

Who can take part?

Everyone and anyone is welcome and can be a part of Mullets for Mental Health. If you're under 16 we do however require written consent from a parent or guardian to participate in any fundraising activity, regardless of if it's in person or virtual. Also make sure you're supervised when you cut or shape in your mullet! 

A parental consent form will pop up automatcially when you register if you are under 16.

How do I join / create a team?

Mullets for Mental Health is designed to get everyone talking about mental health. You may find that you will get more out of the month if you share it with others.

Whether you are pulling together a group of your nearest and dearest, or want to join an exisiting team, it's super simple to do! Sign up as a participant and you will be given a choice to Enter as an Individual or Create a team or Join a team.

create or join a team

Click on the option you want and it's that easy.

if you need any help, get in touch with us here.

Do I need to shave off my mullet at the end of September?

Not at all! if you want to keep on rocking your 'do then feel free to do so. It's all about raising money and awareness in September, but if you want to keep after the fact, then definitely rock that mullet for as long as you like!

Can I still take part if I already have a mullet?

Yes, definitely. Show off what you've already grown and let it get even more magnificent. 

Does your hair salon want to get involved in Mullets For Mental Health?

If you're a barber or hairdresser we'd love to have you on board. You can support the Mullets For Mental Health campaign by donating a percentage of sales from all the mullets you cut in August and September. All you need to do is sign up, personalise your fundraising page and spread the word!

Fundraising FAQs

Do I need to fundraise?

This is a fundraising event and we would love you to give fundraising a go! There is a fundraising target of $500. It's your fundraising that enables us to continue to do our work. If you have any concerns, please do contact us and we will do all we can to help.

What happens if I don’t reach my minimum fundraising target?

Please don't panic! If it sounds high, we have lots of tools to help you reach your goal which can be found here.

Also why not start yourself off by donating to your own page! You can also share your page on social media and ask everyone you know as well.  We are sure you can surprise yourself!

If you are struggling or have any concerns, please do let us know and we will do everything we can to help you.

Where can I get fundraising support?

You will receive communications along the way with lots of fun and simple fundraising ideas to help you get that dollar!

The Fundraising Toolkit, which can be found here, has lots of ideas and tips to help you start fundraising for Mullets for Mental Health.

Please call us on 02 9065 9024  or email fundraising@blackdog.org.au

How can I bank money raised offline and will it appear on my fundraising page?

For cash donations, the best thing to do is to pay into your own account and make an online payment via bank transfer to

Account name: Black Dog Institute
BSB: 082-360
Account number: 547392802
Reference: M4MH Your Name

Please quote your name and M4MH in an email to us at fundraising@blackdog.org.au so we can allocate it to your fundraising page and issue your receipt.

For cheque donations, please post them to: 

Attn: Fundraising Black Dog Institute
Hospital Road Randwick
NSW 2031

Please quote your name and the name and the address of the person donating.

Where does my fundraising go?

Funds raised will help Black Dog Institute to continue to provide support to communities around Australia. Donations help us to further scale our mental health education programs by building knowledge and understanding about mental illness, improving mental health literacy and reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness.

In addition, as an internationally recognised leader in researching the early detection, prevention and treatment of common mental health disorders, donations will also help us to continue our innovative and vast mental health research portfolio.  Please click here more information.

Should I use Facebook fundraising to raise money?

Facebook is a superb place to encourage your friends, family and colleagues to support you however DO NOT set up a separate Facebook fundraiser.  Facebook fundraiser donations are managed by PayPal. They do not send us donor breakdowns and we have no way of syncing these donations with your Mullets for Mental Health fundraising page.

Definitely share your Mullets for Mental Health fundraising page on Facebook to ensure that all donations go straight to you, just do not set anything up directly with Facebook if you want your donations to show on your page.

Will my donors get a tax-deductible receipt? 

All donations over $2.00 are tax deductible. Anyone who makes a donation to your online page will be instantly emailed their receipt.

What is matched giving?

A lot of companies now offer ‘matching funding’ as part of their employee benefits meaning they support their employees’ charitable efforts by matching their fundraising dollar for dollar. This is a super easy way to double your fundraising. Speak to your HR department and ask them for more information. All you need to do is ask!

If you need any documentation for your company including tax-deductible receipts, our ABN, information about what we do or a letter of thanks just contact us on fundraising@blackdog.org.au