GML Media Release – Fifth Army 28 March

 March 28 the Fifth Army ‘Day of Action’

The ‘Fifth Army’ campaign will lead a ‘Day of Action’ on 28 March to raise awareness and reduce the stigma around mental health.

In its second year, the Fifth Army is a partnership between the Cotton On Foundation and headspace that aims to bring people together, educating them on mental health, how to recognise warning signs in themselves, family or friends and where to find support.

Central West Gippsland headspace Centre Manager, Sally Walker, has said that anyone can join the Fifth Army movement.

“The Fifth Army recruits will participate in daily missions, including challenges to get the recruits inspired and pop quizzes to learn more about mental health. You can create your own or join a ‘regiment’, or enlist as a solo recruit.”

“On 28 March, Fifth Army troops will be encouraged to complete their final mission – bringing the movement to life by rallying together friends, family and workmates for the ‘Day of Action’.”

“Central West Gippsland headspace is proud to be part of the Fifth Army. We want people to change the way they, and others they know, think about mental health.”

“We’re encouraging members of the Gippsland community to do something small for yourself, a friend or a stranger, or think big and rally the troops to organise a Day of Action event at your school or workplace.”

More information about the Fifth Army and how to join can be found at

To view the media release, please click here.