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The Wellness Walk is a bridge walk for mental health. It is a family-friendly fun event to promote mental health awareness and to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. The Wellness Walk is a part of the national Mental Health Month.
The 2018 Wellness Walk is on Sunday 21 October 2018.
Registration to pick up your bib is from 7:30am to 8:30am. The 5.9 km walk starts at 9:00am. The 2 km mini walk starts at 9:15am. There will be pre-walk activities beforehand and prizes, food and live music post-walk.
The Walk starts and finishes at Government House, Sydney.
There are two walks to choose from, a 5.9 km Walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and 2 km Mini Walk around the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Download map click here (PDF 181.8KB)
No, the Walk is along a flat, pedestrian walkway with spectacular views - some stairs during the walk.
The 2 km mini walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens is suitable for wheelchair users. There are no steps.
Although there is a lift from Circular Quay up to Cahill Express (instead of using the Moore Steps) there are a number of steps coming down from the Harbour Bridge and again into Argyle Street - this means unfortunately the 5.9 km course is not suitable for wheelchair users.
Public Transport – Ferries, Buses and Trains all stop at Circular Quay. Please visit www.transportnsw.info
The event email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Walk is a special way of showing your support for individuals living with mental illness, their carers and families. It's also a great opportunity to find out more information from participating mental health services and raise funds for One Door Mental Health.
There's no time limit, this is a walk for pleasure! You walk at your own pace - it's not timed. It usually takes around 45 minutes to 1 hour, but you can take as long as you need.
Anybody and everybody. Invite your family and friends and make a day of it.
The registration fee is not tax deductable; however donations over $2 are tax deductable.
Early Bird runs until 24 September 2018
'I'm walking for' bib & pins along with a medallion when you walk through the finish line. PLUS a surprise gift we're sure you'll love!
Yes! Individual walkers are welcome to register.
Yes! A team can have as many members as you like. Start by registering yourself as the team captain and establish the team page. Then invite your team members to join by registering as individuals then selecting your team name. Don't forget to set up a fundraising page for your team to share.
No. Unfortunately no dogs are permitted, not even if they are on a leash.
Yes. There are public toilets at Circular Quay and onsite at Government House, Sydney.
There are various volunteer roles available. Register your interest in volunteering
Your donations will contribute to keeping mental health services and programs operating. The organisation receiving the funds from the 2018 Wellness Walk is One Door Mental Health. For more information about the services provided by this organisation please visit their website www.onedoor.org.au
Yes, find out more on our website - www.wellnesswalk.org.au/fundraise
Your fundraising money will go to One Door Mental Health to help keep essential mental health services operating in the new land of the NDIS. They will use your funds to ensure that the services they provide get to the people who need them most. In the new NDIS environment it is more important than ever that they have the funds to support those who do not have NDIS funding for their support needs. Click here to learn more
Yes, we have plenty of opportunities for organisations to sponsor the event. Go to our Sponsor page to find out more about sponsoring.
You will be provided with a bottle of water at the event, but we always encourage you to also bring your own bottle of water to avoid dehydration.
The course will be stationed with directions and marshals along the route.
Yes. Please see our Sponsor Page for details
Absolutely. There will be fun activities, mental health information stalls and live music at the start and end of the walk.
No! The walk will go on, rain or shine! Just bring your wet-weather gear and a smile!
There will be a food van on the day. If you arrive early you can grab a coffee and some breakfast before the walk. There will also be a sausage sizzle after the walk.
No - there will be no bag drop. You'll need to keep your belongings with you at all times.
St Johns Ambulance will be available.
The Rocks Police Station 132 George St The Rocks NSW 2000 - (02) 8220 6399
Absolutely! If you can't make the walk but you want to show your support you can make a donation