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The Wellness Walk is a family-friendly fun event to promote mental health awareness and to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.
The 2017 Wellness Walk is on Sunday 15 October 2017
Registration to pick up your bib is from 8:30am to 9:30am. The 5.9 km walk starts at 10:00am. The 2 km walk starts at 10:15am. There will be fun activities before the 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.
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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, and their families. It's also a great opportunity to 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 2017
'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.
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 organisations receiving the funds from the 2017 Wellness Walk are One Door Mental Health, Flourish Australia and Mental Health Carers NSW. For more information about the services provided by these organisations please visit their respective websites; www.onedoor.org.au - www.flourishaustralia.org.au - www.arafmi.org
Yes, find out more on our website - www.wellnesswalk.org.au/fundraise
You can choose whether your fundraising money will go to One Door Mental Health or Flourish Australia or Mental Health Carers NSW. They will use your money 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 encourage you to 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 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 event grab some breakfast before 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