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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

GREGORY CLEVELAND

I’m walking in solidarity this October for Australians affected by mental illness and suicide. You are not alone. I have suffered with chronic pain (migraines) for as long as I can remember which has resulted in me suffering from depression. I am lucky to have a loving wife, family and friends to support me. I am assisting in raising money for those who do not have the support that I have. Together we can all lead a better life.

Laura

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

Crystal Weston A tribute for My mum - Cathy Weston

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

Sophie

For the third year in a row, I'm taking part in One Foot Forward this for Australians affected by mental illness and suicide. You are not alone.

Sarah

I’m walking in solidarity this October because I personally know what its like to spend the better part of a lifetime tyring to outrun that black dog. I hope continuing to support this organisation will help those who bravely push through everyday and fight battles that other might not see or understand. You're not alone

Carol Quirk

Hi to everyone who is taking part in the activity to raise awareness of mental health. Together we can do this. I have been suffering from depression for nearly two years now. I found it difficult to walk to the post box. Since I have become aware of Balck Dog Institue, I have decided to challenge myself to take part. Today I walked 4.6 k in 1 hour. For me it is the first step in moving forward with my life. Thank you all

Ingrid

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

Tina Joy A tribute for Terry Swift

I’m walking in solidarity this October for Australians affected by mental illness and suicide. You are not alone. Mental Health was a taboo subject for too long. People were embarrassed to admit that they suffered from Depression. I will walk tall, in support of mental health!