Keith Climpson


Message of Support

I’ve experienced the devastating affects of Mental Illness at close hand and have lost people close to me to suicide. Having battled with the Black Dog for most of my adult life, I know how lonely and debilitating depression can be and how difficult it can be for those around you who love you and who want to help. That’s why I’m walking in solidarity this October to raise awareness for all those affected by mental illness and suicide. You are not alone.

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Support My Walk for Mental Health Research

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

In fact, every day in Australia, 9 people will die by suicide.

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

I’ve experienced the devastating affects of Mental Illness and Depression at close hand and have lost good friends to suicide.  I’ve also seen how challenging it can be for those loved ones who stand by your side when you are in the depths of darkness.

I’ve battled with the Black Dog and anxiety for a lot of my adult life, though often hiding it from the world like many others.  The cheeky/funny side I present to the world (as in my photo) is often a cover for the deeper anxieties going on inside my head. 

So to raise awareness and to help reduce the impact of mental illness and suicide, this October I’ll be taking part in One Foot Forward.

I’ll be walking to raise funds for Black Dog Institute, so that they can put ground-breaking new mental health treatment, education, and digital services into the hands of the people who need them most.

It would mean so much to me if you donated to support my walk.

Together, we can create better mental health for all Australians.

Much love and thank you for supporting this worthy cause.



My Updates

Getting Match Fit

Thought I’d better start getting “Match Fit” for October!
As I’m now well on the way to raising $2500 I didn't want to let you all down!!

Thank You!

I can’t believe I’ve had to increase my fundraising target again!
My new target is now $1500 - and there I was thinking I would struggle to get to $500.
I can’t thank my generous sponsors more than enough!
I’m very humbled and now even more determined than ever to do everyone proud!
Thanks so much!

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Sophie Henderson-smart

An absolute pleasure to support you Keith and this very worthy & important cause. (Pizza Boy says ‘could that old pr*ck make it that far?’)


Craig Shepherd


Kat Thomsen

This Black Dogs bite can be so vicious. Anything to help tame the beast. You are doing a great thing and making a difference Kiffa xx


Andrew G Stevens

From Devo and Drew and we will be keeping tabs on you!


Sue Reynolds

Amazing Keith, would love to support your effort


Brett Lord

Great work, great cause!


Keith Climpson



I’m sure you’ll do well


Joanne Kougios

Well done you


Barb Dunford



Proud of you xx


Jane Hicks

Our struggles do not define us as a person but they shape and temper our resolve. I always remember my granny’s advice to me: “This too shall pass.. it may pass like a kidney stone but it will pass “.


Christina Reardon

Thank you for helping to raise awareness of mental illness and depression. Best of luck with the walk and congrats on the fundraising so far!


Angie Trojan

Good luck Keith, look after your feet :)



Bloody good cause and well done for committing to it!


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Dianne Hunt

Awesome effort :-)


Andrew Wright


Jillian Hedgecock

Such a good cause, well done cuz xx


Matt Blazley

You’re going to smash it keith 👍



So proud of you buddy! We all know how this affects people, and finally we can shine a light on this black dog!


Kim Wright

Go bruv ..u got this ...


Nicole Oost



Janina Murrell

Well done Keith


Tim Oates

Good work mate, good cause


Linda Smith


Tony Shergold

Good luck Keith.


Lisa Ann Lear


Rod Cowling

Good luck with the challenge Keith. A very worth cause!!


Paul Wells

Good luck mate


Rebekka Lyn Hunter

Go Keith! Great cause! Best of Luck with the 200km


Jessie And Loui Lawrence Woof Woof Lawrence

Go you good think Keith


Erin Chivers


Andrew Pinner




Stu Rutherford



nice one friendo


Janina Murrell

Had bring it up to the limit


Bree Cleaver