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ONE FOOT FORWARD

the walk for mental health

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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.

 2,415 people walking in solidarity

$82,691 raised for mental health

Mental Health stats in Australia

1 in 5

Australians experience a mental illness each year

9

people in Australia die by suicide every day

50%

of people living with mental illness will not seek professional 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.


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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 now and join Paul in One Foot Forward 2024.

Solidarity Wall

Helen Whitehead A tribute for Brian

I’m walking this October for myself and in memory of my amazing uncle.

Jaqueline Delaney

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

Kim A tribute for My loved ones

I’m walking in solidarity this October for Australians affected by mental illness and suicide. You are not alone. I lost my 25 year old son suddenly 4 years ago my life hasn't been the same since. But I'm growing every day

Marc Jones

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

Jenny

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

CJ (Corine Jacqueline) Lefevre

I’m walking in solidarity this October for Australians affected by mental illness and suicide. You matter, keep on walking.

Evie A tribute for My brother Damien

I’m walking in loving memory of my brother Damien who grew his angel wings and followed the rainbow 🌈 Now I realise that back then I had no idea what was truly going on, education and awareness is the key 🔑

Rebecca Gilbert

Hey everyone! I wanted to share something really important with you all. For the past three years, I've been dealing with both mental and physical health issues. It hasn't been easy, but I've learned so much along the way. This October, I'm raising awareness for mental health, because it's something that affects so many of us. I want to break the stigma and let others know that they're not alone. If you can, I would really appreciate your support in raising funds for mental health organizations. Together, we can make a difference and help those who are struggling. Thank you so much for your support! 🙏💙 #MentalHealthAwareness #BreakTheStigma