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Go Potty Says Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation and The Warehouse want you to go potty and sow the seeds of good mental health during the month of June.

From 2 June The Warehouse will be selling miniature plant kits at checkouts nationwide in a fundraising partnership with the Mental Health Foundation. The kits, which come in four varieties – chilli, urban grass, sunflower & tomato – will be sold for $2 and are a fantastic way to support the Mental Health Foundation.

Gardening is something that everyone can do and is an activity that includes all five winning ways to wellbeing.

“Research tells us that if you actively incorporate the winning ways – connect, learn, give, be active and take notice – into your daily life, you will flourish,” Hugh Norriss, Acting Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, says.

Gardens can take many forms, including pot plants in the office that are proven to relieve work stress, balcony gardens in apartments, school and community gardens, and full-on vegetable and flower gardens that hark back to the days of our parents or grandparents.

“We are grateful to The Warehouse for this opportunity to promote positive messages of wellbeing and we are equally pleased to be offering a product for sale that supports those messages,” Hugh Norriss says.

All proceeds raised from the Go Potty campaign will go towards helping the Mental Health Foundation provide free nationwide information, resources and support to all those who need it.

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