Walking for community connection

Published: Wednesday 28 Aug 2019

Celebrate community connection by supporting positive mental health awareness and raising awareness with Whitehorse City Council. 
 
Join us as we walk around Blackburn Lake for a time of reflection, on Sunday 8 September between 10.30am and 12noon. After our walk, please join us for a free community BBQ lunch. 
 
Whitehorse Councillor Prue Cutts said the event shines a spotlight on an important topic very close to her heart and she hopes the community will support her in raising awareness about this important issue. 
 
“I believe we should all be aware and start the conversation around suicide prevention and mental health issues, in support for our friends and family members,” Cr Cutts said
 
Being the first walk of its kind, it is hoped this will become an annual event.  
 
“We are connecting with local community members and service providers and will hear from people who will share their experiences in managing their mental health.” 
 
Unite with your fellow community members to acknowledge the importance of connection, support and a helping hand for those affected by mental illness, or those who have lost a family member.
 
Registrations are not required, please meet outside Blackburn Lake Sanctuary Visitor Centre to begin the walk Sunday 8 September, at 10.15am. Hear from our guest speakers from Carrington Health, Headspace and The Compassionate Friends Victoria from 10.30am and then commence the walk. 
 
For more information visit The Whitehorse Walk for Community Connection page. 

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