Estimates reveal that 1 in 5 Aussies will experience some form of mental illness each year.
Research indicates that only 1 in 4 people who have experienced a mental health issue will receive a get well card during their illness. However, 80% of individuals surveyed reported that a card would be a good way for others to let them know that they are thinking of them.
Social support, like giving someone a get well card, can have significant beneficial effects on an individual's recovery from mental illness, however studies show that psychiatric inpatients receive about half as many cards and gifts when compared to medical inpatients!
Learn more about a loved ones mental illness and communicate your love and support with Hope Street Cards - get well cards for people experiencing a mental health condition. Each card has been lovingly created by a psychologist who has both professional experiencing working with individuals experiencing mental illness and personal experiencing coping with her own psychiatric disorder. As a result, each card is supportive and appropriate to encourage recovery and inspire hope.