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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

Wendy A tribute for My family member

I’m walking in solidarity this October for Australians who have been affected by mental health. You are not alone.

Joana Martins

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

Tristan

I’m walking in solidarity this October for Australians affected by mental illness and suicide. Remember to always get back up. Always keep fighting. I believe in you.

Shaun A tribute for Ethan Shepherd

Still miss you buddy. Knew you since we were in year 2, played indoor soccer together, and to lose you the way we did, still hasn't sunk in all these months later. Hope you're at peace now. Until we meet again

Jacqui

I’m walking in solidarity this October for Australians affected by mental illness and suicide. You are not alone. I am walking for myself and others who have/are suffering this disease to create more awareness.

Shannon

Over the years I’ve seen a few people lose their battle to mental health. I have also almost lost that batter. You are not alone together we stand

Cass

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

Zahrah Malik

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