06:30 AM – Oct 08 2017
07:30 AM – Oct 08 2017
12:00 PM – Oct 08 2017
Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point
Let’s take a stand. Let’s take a walk for awareness!
Take part in Australia’s Largest Mental Health Walk – Walk for Awareness. This is an opportunity for the community to come together to support each other, to break the silence on mental illness and to contribute to the funding of programs that are making a difference on the front line with mental health issues.
In 2017 we are aiming to raise $150,000!
Sunday 8.10.17 – Walk For Awareness 2017
About the Walk
The morning begins with an inspiring opening ceremony, where we remember those lost to depression and mental illness and honour those continuing the battle. After a quick warm up and stretch, walkers will take off on an 8km walk around Brisbane’s winding river and beautiful scenery.
As you make your way towards the Finish Line, you’ll walk over Brisbane’s finest landmarks ‘The Story Bridge’, where you will be cheered on by onlooking supporters and finally greeted with high energy celebrations of your epic walk and amazing impact you’ve just made in the quest to raise awareness of depression and mental illness.
Walk for Awareness is an event that involves bringing people together in a friendly environment where the issues of mental health can be discussed openly with friends, family and supportive strangers. We believe the matters surrounding suicide should be discussed, not hidden.
Become a Volunteer – Join the Awareness Army
We’re still looking for volunteers to join us and help out with the event. If you are interested and want to get involved, please click the button and submit the form. There will be NO COST to attend as a Volunteer.
We’re looking for help in: Registrations, Safety Walkers, Ushers, Food and Beverage, Raffle, and Merch Distributors. We would love for you to be there at 6am on the day.
Transport and Car Parking on Event Day
Street parking is available at the park, however street parking through out the Kangaroo Point area does fill up quite quickly. We recommend parking up at Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Shafston Avenue Area or Bowen Terrace, New Farm and simply walking across to the event. Carpooling is also strongly recommended.
The Mental Awareness Foundation aim is to support charities that are working directly with communities who are implementing strategies to raise awareness of depression and mental illness, while supporting the preservation of life.
The Mental Awareness Foundation is all about delivering a Fun, exciting, informative, exhilarating experiences within communities. Such events allow us to support charities that are raising awareness on Depression and Mental Illness to also be accepted and recognised.
There comes a time in your life that you realise that giving back to your community is simply an awesome achievement and feeling. Today, Mental Awareness Foundation is run by a union of individuals who are making a difference in society.