Coffee for a cause

Coffee for a cause

Coffee for a cause

Every October for the past four years, popular coffee shop Piccolo Me on the Macquarie University Campus has supported the Centre for Emotional Health (CEH) during Mental Health Month. On this past World Mental Health Day, 10 October 2017, Piccolo Me contributed $1 for every coffee or sandwich sold towards CEH. The cafĂ©’s staff also ran a raffle on the day and raised $1300.

Ongoing support from donors like Piccolo Me goes a long way towards improving lives. For example, the funds raised in 2017 could help fund a professional to utilise the Cool Kids program in remote areas of Australia.

At the CEH, researchers are dedicated to understanding, treating and preventing anxiety, depression and related mental health problems. They have a special focus on children and families but also do research that focuses on emotional disorders and wellbeing across the life span.

“We are so grateful to Piccolo Me manager Mark Lim and his team for their continued support of the Centre for Emotional Health and to the community who get involved every year,” says Melissa Norberg, Deputy Director of the Centre for Emotional Health. “It’s gestures like these that help the Centre to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities who have suffered with anxiety disorders and other emotional health issues.”

To find out more or make a donation visit the Centre for Emotional Health.

Do you have an idea for raising money in your community for one of the many worthy causes at Macquarie University and Macquarie University Hospital? Contact Community Fundraising Manager Megan Pope at

Content owner: Advancement Last updated: 11 Jun 2019 1:47pm

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