Capril is about raising awareness of depression and removing the social stigmas attached to it. To that end we encourage you to hold a Capril event in your workplace, school or community. Email Angus at firstname.lastname@example.org outlining the Capril event you would like to hold. We can organise information packs to be sent to you based on what kind of event you want to hold.
Schools are also welcome to run cape wearing days. We can get information packs and wristbands for your school to help inform students, parents and teachers about depression and what they can do to get help.
If you request help with a Capril event, please include your name, address, date of the event and where it will be held. The address should be an address that we can get information packs delivered to you from beyondblue: the national depression and anxiety initiative.
To understand your obligations and what kind of events are acceptable, please download our fundraising guidelines here, Capril 2016 Fundraising Guidelines 1 Page sheet, or the complete beyondblue: the national depression and anxiety initiative guidelines here.
Stuck for an event idea?
If you’re holding one at a school, why not have a cape wearing day, and organise someone to speak to the students about depression. It is also a great idea to involve parents as well. We can order wrist bands, temporary tattoos and youth information packs to help you talk about depression and the support available for those who need help dealing with it.
If you’re in an office environment, why not have a cape wearing day and take a group photo to hang up on the wall?
If you just want to do something low key, why not organise a morning tea with your friends? Have everyone turn up in capes and collect money to donate to beyondblue: the national depression and anxiety initiative.
You are only limited by your imagination!
To find out more about the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety, available treatments and where to get help contact beyondblue Hope. Recovery. Resilience, by visiting the website – www.beyondblue.org.au – or phoning the beyondblue information line 1300 22 46 36 (local call cost from a landline).