Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our GHFC Blog readers, I am delighted, nay thrilled, to share the wonderful news that the total of donations generated in response to the Limited Edition 'GHFC 1st Book of Blogs' has reached our target of $900!!

As such, just this afternoon, I was able to donate $300, on behalf of the GHFC, to each of our nominated charities, being Beyond Blue, the Black Dog Institute and RUOK? 

Following are the individual responses from these 3 organisations:

Dear Charles and the GHFC,

Thank you for your kind donation to beyondblue.

beyondblue’s work is aimed at achieving an Australian community that understands anxiety, depression and suicide, empowering all people in Australia, at any life-stage, to seek support. beyondblue raises awareness, reduces stigma and ensures people have access to the information they need to support recovery, management and resilience.  

Below is a summary of your gift:

Amount: $ 300.00. Payment Method: MasterCard. Date: 8/03/2019 

Thank you once again for your donation.

Yours sincerely



Dear Charles and the GHFC,

Thank you very much for your donation to the Black Dog Institute. Your generous gift will help us to improve the lives of people living with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. With your support, we can continue our ground-breaking research to develop better clinical treatments and prevention programs, as well as expand our education programs to reach more communities, schools and health professionals.

With 1 in 5 Australians experiencing mental illness in any given year and suicide claiming the lives of over 3,000 Australians annually, your support enables us to continue our vital work. 

I can't thank you enough.

Yours sincerely,
Professor Helen Christensen
Chief Scientist and Director.


Dear Charles and the GHFC,

Thank you for your generous donation of $300.00 to support the work of R U OK?

Where does the money go?

R U OK? is a national suicide prevention charity.

Our mission is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.

Thanks to your gift, R U OK? can help friends, family, colleagues and neighbours feel more connected and protected from suicide.

With your donation we can help start more life-changing conversations by:


  • Creating new campaigns and free resources to inspire regular, meaningful      conversations
  • Expanding the campaign's reach so we're there to support more schools, workplaces and communities
  • Conducting more rigorous research and evaluation to continually improve our work
  • You can find out more about us and the impact a conversation can have at


Thank you for your support.


As you can see from the responses above you have all made a difference simply through your generous acts of Mindfulness. 'THANK YOU' one and all.

Kind regards,


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Well done! Great result.👍
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