Proud to support Highlights for Hope


By KATE WALSH Read article at Illawarra Mercury MERCURY general manager Corinne Whiteman was the latest model to have her hair blow-dried and coiffed as part of this year’s Highlights for Hope by campaign founder and co-ordinator Robyn Te Velde. This year’s initiative features the Shoot the Hairdresser competition, which encourages photographers to collaborate with people […]

Illawarra Mercury: Hair-raising images shine light on mental illness


Russell Puckeridge developed this mind-blowing image to promote the Shoot the Hairdresser photography competition, which aims to raise funds for the Light and Hope Mental Health Clubhouse. Russell Puckeridge knows all too well the damaging effects of mental illness. The Dapto man has seen people hospitalised after breakdowns and footy mates battle against depression – something […]



Hairdressers are often take on a role as informal counsellors in our community, UOW mental health experts say. Professor Frank Deane Director of UOW’s Illawarra Institute for Mental Health and Chair of the Illawarra Light and Hope Mental Health Clubhouse said hairdressers are often providing more than a much needed haircut. “Hairdressers are perceived as good listeners […]

Photographers bring focus to Highlights for Hope campaign


Illawarra photographers have the chance to show off their creativity and help a good cause at the same time in the Shoot the Hairdresser photography competition. The competition allows professional and amateur photographers to team up with people in the hairdressing industry in a fun and quirky way. It is part of the Highlights for Hope […]

Highlights for Hope 2013

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