By choosing to buy Australian products, we are supporting the mental health wellness of our farmers, manufacturers, fishermen and processors who work so hard to provide strength to our economy, says Mental Health Foundation Australia Chairperson, Vasan Srinivasan.
The Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) encourages the Australian public to support and buy Australian made products. Local manufacturing is key to getting the Australian economy back on track. Especially with the current Covid-19 situation having drastically affected the Australian economy, buying Australian made products is an important way to assist our nation to recover from this crisis situation.
Buying Australian products equals supporting Australian jobs. At this time, when almost 1 million Australians have become unemployed, it is more important than ever. The link between unemployment and mental health struggles is one that is well established. Unemployed individuals have reported experiencing more anxiety and depression than in the general population. This is something that can be lessened by deliberately buying Australian made products, so more Australians can become employed once again. By buying Australian products, we are supporting the mental health wellness of our farmers, manufacturers, fishermen and processors who work so hard to provide strength to our economy.
Besides this, if consumers pump money into buying Australian manufactured goods, our nation’s economy can be strengthened tremendously at the tail end of this pandemic. It is the duty of each member of the Australian society to support the smooth trajectory of recovery that we would all like to see, which can be facilitated by consciously seeking Australian made products.
Additionally, Australia has high quality and safety standards. This means that by buying Australian products and produce, we can rest assured that what we are purchasing meets the high standards set by the Australian Government.
The MHFA asks Australians to look for the green triangle Australian Made logo on the items they buy to support the economy, to support the mental health of Australian manufacturers and to ensure spending on quality products/produce.