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A TAFE NSW staff member from Wagga Wagga is on track to successfully break her own fundraising record for women's mental health awareness.

A TAFE NSW staff member from Wagga Wagga is on track to successfully break her own fundraising record for women's mental health awareness.

For the month of September, Michaeli Talbot has been a participant in 'Liptember'. This community-based awareness and fundraising campaign requires participants to wear a different, brightly-coloured lipstick for every day of the month.

With a natural passion for make-up, Michaeli has found the challenge to be not very challenging as she loves to wear colourful lipstick anyway.

"I've got blue, purple, red, fushia, yellow and green," she told Riverina TAFE.

This was Michaeli's third involvement in Liptember. She was originally drawn to the campaign because it targets mental health for women, something that is often eclipsed by high profile men's mental health awareness campaigns such as Movember.

"One of the statistics that really affected me and encouraged me to be involved in Liptember is that suicide is the biggest single cause of death for Australian women aged 18 to 34," she said.

In 2015 Michaeli managed to raise a whopping $500 from Liptember. She is hoping to beat this record this year.Anyone wanting to donate to Michaeli's fundraising efforts can visit www.liptember.com.au/michaeli-talbot