Let’s take a Walk for Awareness - opening Mental Health Week on Sunday 9 October 2022.

Join the BIGGEST walk for mental health - 9kms around the Brisbane River or participate and walk from anywhere!

A fun, rewarding, and inspiring COVID-safe community event. Wheelchair and pet-friendly.

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Through your donations, we are raising funds to go to organisations on the frontline of mental health support.


Donations Made


We want to thank all those that have donated. Your donation will help support various charities and networks.


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Join this years Walk for Awareness and walk with us either in person or virtually no matter where you are.

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12th Annual Walk For Awareness

Sunday, 8th October 2023

About The Event

If there was ever a time for us to come together for some good times, laughter, and love, it’s now. We have two options available to participate. A virtual walk, so that you can walk wherever you want, or, you can still choose to join the physical event in Brisbane which will be smaller and socially distanced (entry limits apply). 

The morning will be live-streamed to the nation, beginning with an inspiring opening ceremony, where we remember those lost to depression and mental illness and honour those continuing the battle. We will have a quick warm-up and stretch, then we encourage walkers to take off on a 9km walk in your local area or at your nominated start time at the physical event. Within the registration process for the physical event, you will be asked to nominate a starting group to assist us with maintaining adequate space for social distancing.

We encourage you to participate in this event anywhere in Australia and take on the walk in your area.  Where possible, include some iconic local areas and share photos with the rest of the Walk for Awareness community, showing the amazing impact you’ve just made in the quest to raise awareness of depression and mental illness. 

Walk for Awareness is an event that involves bringing people together in a friendly and safe environment where issues of mental health can be discussed openly with friends, family, and supportive strangers. We believe the matters surrounding suicide should be discussed, not hidden.

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Check out how your fundraising has helped charities on the frontlines of mental health in 2021.

See more impacts made through your support and the Mental Awareness Foundation.

How it works

1. Register

Gather your friends and register for this years Walk for Awareness! There are 2 ways to register – Physical & Virtual. Come down and join the Physical event on the day or register to participate in the Virtual event. In the Virtual event, you get to walk in your local area and can choose your own course and distance!

2. Fundraise

Once you have registered, update and share your Fundraising page.
Share it with your social networks, friends, family and work mates.
Get active and start spreading the word about Mental Health Awareness and why you are walking.

3. Walk

On the day, gather your team and join us either physically or virtually.
There will be a Live Stream throughout the entire event online so you can watch and feel a part of the event on the day from your local area. Or join us in person in the heart of Brisbane to raise awareness for Mental Health.


Get Involved!

Find out other ways of how you can make a difference!


This is an opportunity for the community to come together to support each other, to break the silence on mental illness and to contribute to the funding of programs that are making a difference on the front line with mental health issues.



Multiple Walk for Awareness sponsorship opportunities are available to be a part of the event and help us in bringing the community together to raise awareness and support each other.

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Virtual Dedication Wall

Remember, Celebrate, Honour. 

Leave a dedication to someone special, here on the Virtual Dedication Wall or download a Dedication Card and attach to your shirt on the day of the event, so that special message is shared with everyone you walk past.

Virtual Dedication Wall


Join the Awareness Army! We are always looking for amazing volunteers to help put on a fantastic event with us.

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Take Time Blend – Bellissimo Coffee Partnership with MAF

The Mental Awareness Foundation is excited to partner with Bellissimo Coffee to break the silence over a coffee with the TAKETIME Blend, launched in December 2021.

The proceeds from every bag of coffee sold are being donated to the Mental Awareness Foundation, to fund initiatives and make a difference within our community.

50% of all proceeds from the TAKETIME Blend will be donated to the Mental Awareness Foundation to support initiatives, by tackling front-line mental health issues, be able to make a difference in our community, and save lives.

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