Australia Post and Beyond Blue team up for a mental health check-in
To help Australians to check in and support one another ahead of R U OK? Day, Australia Post is again teaming up with Beyond Blue to make available three million free postcards which can be sent free of charge to family and friends.
As well as a blank, prepaid postcard to send to family or friends, there’s also a tear-off part that contains helpful information about the importance of connection for mental health.
In a statement issued today (2 September), Australia Post General Manager Community and Stakeholder Engagement Nicky Tracey said the postcards were a popular way to stay in touch when first launched in 2021 during lockdowns.
“We were thrilled with the response to this wellbeing initiative last year. It was great to hear stories of people writing postcards for the first time in years and also the joy of finding a surprise message from a loved one in their letter box,’ said Tracey.
“This year, with many Australian households under cost-of-living and other pressures, this is a really simple way people can reach out to check in on loved ones or send messages of love and support.”
Beyond Blue Chief Executive Officer Georgie Harman said the partnership with Australia Post played a significant role in sharing important mental health messages with the community.
“Australia Post has delivered mental health information to more than 7 million households since our partnership began in 2020. This postcard campaign is another way to get people talking about mental health and supporting each other.”
The postcards will be delivered to suburban and regional households and are also available at selected post offices around Australia.