Sapphire Coast Sunrise Walks


Walk with us at sunrise to remember loved ones lost and raise awareness for suicide prevention.

Sunrise Walks & Training Day

From February to March 2023, Lifeline South Coast will launch the Community Connections Roadshow to shine a light on mental health and raise awareness of suicide prevention for the people of the Sapphire Coast from Bermagui in the north, to Eden in the south. The events taking place throughout the roadshow aim to commemorate those lost to suicide and support our communities to be suicide-safe through connection, compassion and hope.

Following years of devastation from bushfires, floods and Covid-19, there has never been a more vital time to bring the Sapphire Coast communities together to show there is support available. During the roadshow, Lifeline South Coast will travel to Bermagui, Bega and Eden to walk with locals at sunrise, and share moments of connection through a workshop and training day.

Locals are encouraged to join to connect with each other’s experiences, raise awareness, generate hope, and commit to preventing further deaths by suicide. By walking into the (sun) light, walkers symbolically reduce the shame experienced by so many people struggling with suicidality as well as those bereaved by the suicide death of a loved one.

Alternatively, if you cannot make any of the locations or dates below we encourage you to take a ‘virtual’ 2km walk at a time that is suitable for you and tag us on our socials during your walk.


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Friday, 3 February 2023


Wednesday, 15 February 2023


Friday, 3 March 2023

Community Connections Day

Join us on Thursday 16 March as we unite as one in Bega for a full day Community Connections event, with participants able to take part in a Wellbeing and Resilience Workshop or Psychological First Aid Training.

There will be a shared lunch break to foster discussion and connection between the two groups. The event will close with an hour-long panel discussion featuring local service providers and mental health workers. This Community Connections Day is free to attend, with lunch provided, as well as childcare for those in need. Childcare places are available– if you would like to utilise this service, please email by the end of February.


Thursday, 16 March

Psychological First Aid Training

10:00am – 1:00pm 

Wellbeing and Resilience Workshop 

10:00am – 1:00pm 


1:00pm – 2:00pm 
A light lunch will be provided at the venue

Panel Discussion 

2:00pm – 3:00pm 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the walks accessible for wheelchair users?

Each of the walks are roll and stroll friendly, and are accessible for wheelchair users and those with prams.

What happens if it rains on the day?

The Out of the Shadows Walks are weather dependant, and as such all participants will be notified if the walks have to be postponed or cancelled. The Community Connections Day is held at the Bega Civic Centre and will go ahead – rain, hail, or shine!

Can I bring my dog on the Out of the Shadows Walk?

We welcome well-behaved and friendly dogs to partake in the Out of the Shadows Walks.

Can I volunteer at the Out of the Shadows Walks and/or Community Connections Day?

We would love to have locals helping us out at these events! If you would like to discuss how you can contribute and get involved, please email

Do participants of the Community Connections Day receive a certificate?

Everyone who attends the Psychological First Aid or Wellbeing and Resilience Workshop will receive a certificate, which can be used to demonstrate professional development, continuous education, or general awareness.

Thank you to Bega Valley Shire Council

This project has been assisted by the Bega Valley Shire Council Community Grants Program.

For 24-hour telephone crisis support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14

If life is in danger, call 000

Lifeline South Coast would like to acknowledge the lives that have been lost to suicide. We are committed to supporting those with a lived experience of suicide and aim to reduce the stigma around seeking help for poor mental health and suicidal crisis.