Suicide Prevention Month
Stand with us this September as we come together as we remember loved ones lost and raise awareness for suicide prevention.
We all have a role to play
During September, we have a unique opportunity to advocate for change and support one another in the battle against suicide. This month serves as a reminder that our actions and involvement can make a significant impact on the lives of those struggling. The theme for this year’s observance is “We all have a role to play in suicide prevention.”
This month provides us with an opportunity to raise awareness, share resources, and foster a community that prioritises mental well-being. It is crucial to recognise that each and every one of us has a role to play in preventing suicide. Whether you are a friend, a family member, a co-worker, or a concerned citizen, your support and understanding can make a difference.
Together, we will break the silence surrounding suicide, provide a safe space for open conversations, and actively work towards destigmatising mental health challenges. By lending a compassionate ear, offering assistance, and connecting individuals to appropriate resources, we can save lives.
Suicide prevention is not the responsibility of a few, but a collective effort that requires the engagement and commitment of every member of society. Let us stand together, promote understanding, and create an environment where seeking help is encouraged and accessible to all.
Join us this Suicide Prevention Month as we unite, educate, and support one another. Together, let’s play our roles in preventing suicide, spreading hope, and saving lives.
Sunrise Walk: Out of the Shadows
Location: Wollongong Lighthouse, Flagstaff Hill
Join us to walk at sunrise on World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10) as we remember those we have lost to suicide and make a lasting impact raising awareness for suicide prevention.
As we come together, we will raise awareness, promote understanding, and honour the memory of those lost to suicide and the grief of those who knew them. The walk provides a platform to engage in open conversations, connect with others, and reinforce the message that help is available and that no one needs to face their struggles alone.
The walk is a 2km distance which has been intentionally chosen to be accessible to participants of all ages, fitness levels and abilities, ensuring that everyone can take part in this event.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if it rains on the day?
The Out of the Shadows Walk will go ahead if it is raining. All participants will be notified via email if the walk has to be postponed or cancelled.
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 Walk.
How far is the Out of the Shadows Walk?
The walk is an easy 2km walk along Wollongong Harbour. If you would like to see a map for the route, please click here.
Are the walks accessible for wheelchair users?
Yes, the walk is roll and stroll friendly which is accessible for wheelchair users and those with prams.