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Protect dinner in suport of mental health month

Protect Dinner 2023 was a blast

Raising awareness, raising funds, raising spirits

What a night! Thanks to all that were able to join us at the second Protect Dinner in support of Mental Health Month.

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The room was chockers, a great chance to connect with mates from diverse industries and raise money for the very worthy Youth Projects who do such fantastic work supporting people at risk of experiencing homelessness.

Mental Health Month is an opportunity to recognise the role mental health plays in our overall wellbeing. Please remember that Protect partners with both Hunterlink and ADA Australia to provide members a suite of free confidential services to support your wellbeing in the workplace and personal life.

Thank you's!

Thank you's!

Many thanks to the night's hilarious performer Arj Barker, our presenters Wurundjeri man Daniel Ross, Youth Projects Richie Goonan and our own MC, Michael Connolly. Shout out also to the popular boys from OysterLux and the incredible service from the venue, Diagora Events - no one was short of a drink!

Finally, thanks for joining us, let's do it again next year!

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This year's charity

100% of Protect Dinner ticket sales are donated to charity. This year we raised $15,000 for: Youth Projects The Living RoomAs the only service of its kind in Melbourne, The Living Room focuses on the social determinants of health to look beyond disease or illness, to see a person's overall situation. Every single donation is valued and important to their ongoing work.

We would like to share a sincere thank you for your donation, enabling us to continue providing high impact support, without judgement, to the most vulnerable people in our community, empowering people to reach their fullest potential.

Our multi-disciplinary team works with individuals to identify goals and focus on harm minimisation, self-determination, and empowerment to improve the mental, physical and social wellbeing of people doing it tough.

Richie Goonan
Executive Manager, Community Health
Youth Projects

This year's charity