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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

Amy G

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

Kimberly

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

Tegan

I’m walking in solidarity this October for Australians affected by mental illness and suicide. For those who don't know how to ask for help, or who feel there is weakness in your mental health struggle. You are not alone. You are not a burden. You are always welcome to share. And to thank those who have been a support to us in our daily lives. The people who check in and check up make all the difference. God bless x

Austin Rigby

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

Kate Rentoul

I’m walking in loving memory of my father, David. Who my family lost in 2012 due to some mental health illnesses.

Liam Pollett A tribute for Matt Hogan Glenn Parker

I’m walking in solidarity this October for Australians affected by mental illness and suicide. You are not alone. It ain’t weak to speak, speak up 13 11 14

Taneisha Atkins

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

LisaD

As Mental Health Awareness month is now in full swing, I just wanted to remind everyone to take some time to practice their own unique version of self care. Yes we are all walking in solidarity, but also remember that we need to look after ourselves first so that we can fully be there for others 🧡🧡🧡