Walk for Mental Health

Mental Health Week - 10th to 17th October.

Join us and walk in solidarity for mental health and suicide prevention to help young people in Western Australia.

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Raised so far

$153,111

Our goal

$200,000

Kilometres logged

17,096

1. Register

Sign up and set your walking goal.

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2. Share & Fundraise

Tell everyone that you’re stepping up to save young lives and get them to support you or join you.

3. Step up!

Challenge yourself to walk 15km, 24km or 49km from 10 to 17 October
while fundraising to support young people with mental health issues.

Almost every week one young Western Australian takes their own life.

It's a statistic we're familiar with: suicide is the leading cause of death for young people under the age of 25 in Western Australia. It's time to take action. Step up this Mental Health Week (10 to 17 October) to show young people they are not alone. Together, we can save young lives.

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  • Ricky Matthew just donated $26.50
  • Diane Cox just donated $26.50
  • Emily, James, Archer & Ruby just donated $53
  • Carlos Monterrosa just donated $26.50
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  • Jemima Offord just donated $26.50
  • Jess & Brad Poore just donated $50
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  • Wim just donated $100
  • Jonathan Yii just donated $20
  • Alex & Adam just donated $26.50
  • Anna Kuh just donated $10.60
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  • Perx just donated $106
  • Prasanna Kovalam just donated $50
  • Jo Smith just donated $26.50
  • Ryan just donated $26.50
  • Aicha Rida just donated $15.90

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FAQs

What is Walk for Me?

Walk for Me is a community fundraising challenge for Youth Focus. We are challenging all Western Australians to step up for youth mental health and suicide prevention by walking 15km, 24km or 49km throughout Mental Health Week (10 to 17 October) to raise vital funds to save young lives.

What do I have to do?

Walk 15km, 24km or 49km during Mental Health Week and raise vital funds for the prevention of youth suicide. Wherever you live, whatever your ability, you can decide when and where to complete Walk for Me. You're welcome to complete the challenge in a way that works best for you. 

When and where is Walk for Me?

Walk for Me is an online fitness challenge which runs during Mental Health Week from 10 to 17 October 2020. You decide where and when to complete your challenge.

Who is Youth Focus?

Youth Focus is a leading mental health provider that has been supporting the wellbeing of young people in the Western Australian community for 26 years.

Our mission is to optimise life opportunities for young people experiencing challenges in mental health and reduce symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, self-harm and thoughts of suicide. We do this through the delivery of free, uncapped and accessible professional face-to-face and web counselling services and other mental health programs to thousands of young people and their families each year.

For further information, please visit www.youthfocus.com.au or call (08) 6266 4333.

 

What is Mental Health Week?

Mental Health Week is a national week celebrated each year in October kicking off with World Mental Health Day on 10 October. This year's Mental Health Week theme is Strengthening Our Community – Live, Learn, Work, Play.

I’m stepping up because too many young lives are lost to suicide. This is something I can do for myself, for my friends, and most importantly, for young people in need.

- Tara, 22

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