Yamaha Partners With Beyondblue
Yamaha Home Entertainment Australia is partnering with Beyondblue in its efforts to improve mental health in Australia.
The company said its partnership with Beyondblue is a part of a new commitment to giving back to the community.
“As the world’s largest manufacturer of audio products, we wanted to show that there is so much more to music than it being an enjoyable pastime. Music is recognised for its positive effect on mental health, and so it made sense for us to dedicate our resources to this partnership with beyondblue,” said Yamaha’s Home Entertainment Division general manager Simon Goldsworthy.
Beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman said the independent, not-for-profit mental health organisation was “extremely appreciative” of Yamaha’s support, and said it would help fund its Support Service providing free, immediate, short-term counselling advice and referrals to all Australians.
“This year, we are expecting more than 170,000 contacts to our Support Service, which helps people across Australia to access free, life-changing support, advice and information from trained mental health professionals,” Harman said.
The Beyondblue Support Service is available 24/7 via telephone and from 3pm to midnight via web chat every day of the year, alongside email support with a response within 24 hours.