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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

Andie Cribb

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

Cyndelle Dansey/Angel urbex A tribute for Graham, Spinoza, SADLY too many this year lost to name 😢

Graham. Gone but not forgotten always my dad by my side now my guide . Spinoza sorry you felt so low and alone, walking on strong for U my friends, untill we meet again. As I said too many lost to name this year sadly.. however I know I DO NOT WALK ALONE they are with me and you too are not alone as we walk in solidarity, (Talking together) walking together Standing together Stronger together.

Rebecca Buschmann

I’m walking in solidarity this October for Australians affected by mental illness and suicide. You are not alone. I suffer from anxiety and depression and have been through the wars over the years,from physical violence at younger years to losing my parents to watching my friends,family and myself all suffering from some sort of mental illness and have had a friend try commit suicide and end up being a quadraplegic.....I haven't got the best physical side to me as I have many medical issues but even tho my body is saying no my head is saying yes I CAN DO THIS....I walk everyday down to town and home again but my main focus on my 40km walk is from bridgewater to Wedderburn Victoria on October 31st by myself and arriving back to town to my family and friends.....I think the time to walk and reflect on my life's situations will benefit me and I urge other to keep the I CAN DO IT ATTITUDE......TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Cass

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

Sheonie Quayle A tribute for My best friend, my brother

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

Sharon A tribute for Alice

I’m walking in solidarity this October for my daughter Alice who suffered with mental Illness all of her adult life. Her illness contributed to her death in March this year at the age of 39. You are not alone.

Nicole

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

Claire

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