Walk For Awareness | Brisbane | 10 October
The 11th annual Walk For Awareness presented by Tessa Group will be extended an extra kilometre this year, to reflect the rising suicide rate with an average of nine lives in Australia lost each day to suicide.
As the first major event to kick off Queensland Mental Health Week (9-17 October 2021), you can attend the physical walk on Sunday the 10th of October in Brisbane or register to “walk anywhere” and attend virtually from the comfort of your own neighbourhood.
With a variety of inspiring entertainment options on event day, including live music and stilt walkers, everyone from children in prams to grandparents will be amused all day long.
Hosted by the Mental Awareness Foundation, the nine-kilometre walk invites Aussies to honour and pay respect to those who have taken their life and give those suffering an opportunity to openly discuss mental health challenges with friends, family and supportive strangers.
Last year’s event raised over $140,000 with essential funds being distributed to registered mental health charities including The Sunlight Centre, who received donations to support counselling that guides clients from crisis to recovery.
The virtual event will be streamed live for participants registered outside of Queensland, to enjoy the event action from within their own community.
So lace up your shoes and meet under the Story Bridge at Captain Burke Park, 117 Holman Street Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, from 6am on Sunday 10th October, 2021.