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ONE FOOT FORWARD

the walk for mental health

Register your interest for 2024

October is Mental Health Month

Join us to walk, run or roll in solidarity for the 1 in 5 Australians who experience a mental illness each year.

Together, we can show them they are not alone.

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How It Works

1. Sign Up

Sign up (for FREE) and join our community to walk in solidarity throughout October.

2. Share

Share your page and raise funds to help Australians impacted by mental illness.

3. Walk

Walk, run or roll and log your kms throughout October for Mental Health Month.

Walking Together. Standing Together. Stronger Together.

 28, 211 people walking in solidarity

$5,268,131 raised for mental health

Mental Health stats in Australia

1 in 5

people experience a mental illness each year

9

people in Australia die by suicide every day

60%

of people living with mental illness will not seek help

Let's show people with mental illness that we're in this together.
Funds raised will help Black Dog Institute put ground-breaking new mental health treatment, education and digital services into the hands of the people who need them most.


Register your interest for One Foot Forward 2024

Join our community to create better mental health for all Australians.

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Paul Rudd takes part in One Foot Forward every year:

"I went through a bad patch with my mental health when I hurt my back and I needed a lot of time off to recover. I had limited mobility, so I started to lose contact with the outside world. Then I lost interest in doing anything at all. My mind just clouded all positive thoughts.

It took me two years to rebuild myself. So when I heard about One Foot Forward I decided to take part. I wanted to connect with other people who had been through something similar.

“The community is a big, supportive family.”

To anyone thinking about taking part in One Foot Forward, I say ‘Do it!’. You get to enjoy the fresh air and get your blood moving. It’s also a fun community thing. Above all, it helps raise funds and awareness that help is out there if you need support for your mental health.”

Register your interest now and join Paul in One Foot Forward 2024.

Solidarity Wall

Chloe A tribute for Nick & Brendan

I’m walking in solidarity this October for Australians affected by mental illness and suicide. You are not alone.

Laura A tribute for I walk this walk for someone who is very special to me, to everyone who has ever struggled with their mental health. Let there always be help for you all and for you to find better days and strength to come through this.

I’m walking in solidarity this October for Australians affected by mental illness and suicide. You are not alone.

Samantha White

In both my working and personal life I have seen people reach their limits and feel so hopeless that they can no longer go on. This walk is for all those people, those feeling alone, helpless, unloved, lonely and desperate looking for a way out. I see you, I am here for you, you are not alone, you are not a burden and when you are ready to reach out I am here for you xx

Izzy

I’m walking in solidarity this October for Australians affected by mental illness and suicide. You are not alone. As someone who suffers from a lot of mental health issues we need more funding and more education on mental health. This fund-raiser is so helpful to provide that. It's my 3rd year walking and I know there will be many more years to come. I started joining this fund-raiser when my son was 4 months old and he's walked with me every year. It's something I'll pass on to him as well to spread awareness.

Jessica

I’m walking in solidarity this October for Australians affected by mental illness and suicide. You are not alone.

Garry

I’m walking in solidarity this October for Australians affected by mental illness and suicide. You are not alone. It matters to me that you are okay. Please reach out if you are severely depressed, and particularly if you are ever suicidal.

Lindsay Trott

I’m walking in solidarity this October for Australians affected by mental illness and suicide. You are not alone.

Angie

I’m walking in solidarity this October for Australians affected by mental illness and suicide. You are not alone.