Sadly, 1 in 4 young people is living with a mental health challenge in Australia, and suicide is still the leading cause of death for young people - more than cancer or car accidents. The money you raise by taking part in Laps for Life will help ReachOut support young people through anything from everyday issues to tough times.

Believe it or not, 7 out of 10 young people living with a mental health issue do not get help. Stigma and lack of understanding are leaving young people to cope alone. But we can do something to help.

By fundraising for ReachOut, you are raising critical funds so we can continue to help young Australians each and every day. Every dollar that you raise, and every person that you share your  Laps for Life journey with, helps us get that much closer to our goal of helping all young people be happy and well.

Every dollar you raise is extremely important to us - here’s what your money will help us do:

will enable our peer-to-peer forums to provide critical support to young people in distress

will help provide more high schools with tools they need to support young people improve their mental health and wellbeing

will help develop self-help tools around the key issues affecting young people