Walk to support mental health awareness on the peninsula

Published on 08 August 2018

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The community is invited to come together, share information, support each other and raise important mental health awareness at the second annual World Suicide Prevention Day walk on Sunday 9 September at Mornington Park.

As part of its commitment to positive mental health and suicide prevention, Mornington Peninsula Shire is hosting the walk in partnership with Chasing Change, a community led initiative made up of passionate volunteers including those with lived experience of suicide.

Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne said “we know many in our community have a personal connection to this important day and we’re working to provide support and opportunities for open discussion”. 

Last year more than 300 people (and 16 dogs) made their way around Mornington Park to connect, share their stories, talk about hope and with that the possibility of changing a life.

EVENT DETAILS
Sunday 9 September
Mornington Park, Schnapper Point Drive (Bottom of Main Street)
9am activities, 10am walk, refreshments provided.

For more information visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/wspd or contact the Shire’s Youth Services Team on 5950 1000 or 1300 850 600

To learn more about Chasing Change visit: facebook.com/chasingchangespn

If you, or someone you care about, is in crisis and you think immediate action is needed, call emergency services (triple zero – 000), contact your doctor or mental health crisis service, or go to your local hospital emergency department.

For access to crisis support and suicide prevention services,
contact Lifeline on 13 11 44.