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Together our team has travelled 882KM’s to take One Foot Forward for mental health research!

The Open Door Team is putting One Foot Forward to support mental health research

Did you know that 1 in 5 people experience symptoms of mental illness each year?

In fact, every day in Australia, 8 people will die from suicide.

Mental illness can be debilitating and can have a devastating impact on not only those living with it, but those around them. 

This October the Open Door team is delivering Mental Health First Aid Training and key-note speakers during Mental Health Awareness Week (12th to 16th October) to raise awareness about mental health. You can find out more about our event here:


In addition, the Open Door team (including family, friends and clients) be walking to make a difference to the lives of people touched by mental illness and suicide!  We might be in lockdown here in Victoria, but we want to start by clocking 920kms, which would be the equivalent of walking from the office in Elwood, Victoria to Sydney Opera House.  That's our first destination...let's see how far we can go together!

At the same time are fundraising to raise money for life-changing research into treatment and prevention of mental illness, as well as vital support services. 

It would mean so much to us if you'd support our walk this October.

Thank you to our Sponsors


Jodie & Jd

You will have walked “All of Elwood” when you are done with 300kms :) Love your spirit & energy Natalie


Nella Powell


Aidan Devitt



Brigitte Calvert

Such an important focus - the support is absolute priority


Caroline Miller

Great effort for a great cause Nella! Go Girl!


Natalie Ashdown


Don Calvert


Nylanda Ma

So impressed by you, you wonderful human being!


Mary Orgill

Good work Nella x



Go for it Brig, so inspirational xoxo


Gail Davies

Keep up the walking - happy to support you for such a worthwhile cause!:)



You go girl 💜



You go super woman


Peter Cullen

Thank you for all the great work you do and the impact you have.


Jen Alcock

Great cause Nella.


Helen Innes

Go Natalie!!


Leanne Barnes

Hope this helps bring home the win.... a win for mental health research regardless. Well done you. X


Willi Macs

Mental health is incredibly important so good luck on the the virtual trip to Sydney!


Mel Leow

Well done Natalie!! I celebrate your achievement ❤️



Such an inspiration!


Del Gaudry


Jane Wilhelm


Louis Iliopoulos

Well done Natalie!!


Karl Brown


Leo Calvert


Nuala Keating

Good luck Sonya! 👏


Imogen Braun

Right on Nat! Super excited for you!


Judy Millington

Well done Nat



Well done Natalie xx


Anne Spencer

Good job, Brig xxx



Great cause.


Debra Denison

Cheers to you!


Brenda Mcguire

Good effort my dear. Go easy don’t over fo it. Very impressed. Lots of love Mutton and himself.


Lenore Carman

Good work !


Grace Sherman

Good job Mum!


Paula Jones-hunt

Super inspiring!!!!!


Andrea Szkibik

Go Sonya !!!!


Debbie Thornberry

Well done!!


Liz Van Dort



Go you (crazy) good thing. Thank you for making a difference to the mental wellness landscape.


Anne T

you go girl!


Liz Hahn

Good luck one and such a worthy cause


Mandy Henry

Great cause Natalie - well done! x


Spfc Hayes


Paul Mcguire

Great work .. keep walking Natalie!



Well done Nat, excellent cause!


Nickii Tasker

Go Nat 🤗🤗🤗


Anna Wood

Go Sonya ❤️


Nicole Paterson

Well done ladies!


Glenn Ashdown

Go get em Tiger


Ross Ashdown

great initiative Natalie. I see you are over half way...keep it going.


Gabby Mcdonald

Do an extra km for me xx



Well done and good luck


Alex Kirk

Great effort Natalie and team!