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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

Paul kilburn

I’m walking in solidarity this October for Australians affected by mental illness and suicide who serve in the frontline. You are not alone. To help confront my own challenges and issues to better support my family and people around me.

Sally Macdonald

I’m walking in solidarity this October for Australians affected by mental illness and suicide. You are not alone. I have and know people who have mental illness. It is the hidden pain,suffering in silence unless someone knows they can reach out. I raise awareness to share the message there is support out there and together we are stronger. I hope that our message is clear and people realise there is hope and many resources to lead you to a happier healthier life.

Lisa Wanderess

I’m not OK. People always say “reach out” and “support is out there” but it’s not really. Not for me. If I tell people I’ve lost all hope they think I’m annoying. I’m walking in this October because I’ve done One Foot Forward for the past few years and I truly hope it will make a difference for Australians affected by mental illness and suicide. You are not alone is such a platitude… I am completely alone. I hope one day nobody is…

Hana

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

Nicole Muller

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

Cleo Pyrlis

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

Annieka James A tribute for Callum James

This October I am walking to raise money for mental health & suicide awareness. Anyone that knows me, knows that this is something I hold very close to my heart. To those that don’t know me, my older brother Callum took his own life at only 18 years old in 2017 & after fighting his own battles with mental health. Callum was someone that would always help anyone when he could, he had the biggest heart & would give his last if needed. I will be walking every day of October in support of everyone fighting their own silent battles. Please donate if you can, if you can’t donate, a like or share is appreciated ❤️

Kyla A tribute for My Dad

This is a tribute for my father that I lost 5 years ago. You are not alone. This is for him and everyone that is going through mental illness like I have. You are not alone