In 2022 it was time to participate in another Black Dog Institute fundraiser! This time, it was time to walk, run or roll in solidarity for the 1 in 5 Australians who experience symptoms of mental illness every year.
Together, we can show them they are not alone.
Walking together. Standing together. Stronger together.
In October 2022, I took part in One Foot Forward with fellow members of my local nerd herd, walking to raise funds for the Black Dog Institute to support crucial mental health research and support services to help Australians impacted by mental illness and suicide.
Mental illness is very common. Most of us will know someone experiencing mental illness, or even experience it ourselves, at some point in our life. Ironically, it ended up being an absolutely shocking month for my head, so I was not as active as I’d hoped, but the funds still go to a brilliant organisation doing a lot of good work for Mental Health.
Together with the nerd herd, we managed to raise over $2,000!! Heck yeah!
The Black Dog Institute do amazing work in the field of Mental Health and have been a huge source of support for 1 in 5 Australians who suffer from mental illnesses. Check them out for free resources and tools too: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au