Out of the Shadows Walk

Coinciding with World Suicide Prevention Day, 10 September, the Out of the Shadows Walk unites people from different backgrounds and communities who have been impacted by the death of a loved one through suicide.

Out of the Shadows Walk

You can make a difference by participating in Lifeline South Coast’s Out of the Shadows walk for suicide prevention, held to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10 every year.


When: Sunday, 10 September 2023 at 5:40am

Where: Flagstaff Point Lighthouse

Distance: 2km

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.

There will be a short ceremony after the walk. Hear from one of our Lifeline Ambassadors, enjoy a free muffin, and leave a message on our Tree of Hope. A coffee van will also be available on the morning.

Please allow yourself enough time to arrive as the event will begin at 5.40am. There are a number of parking spots available on Endeavour Drive (click here for directions), if these are full, turn left at the roundabout for more parking next to City Beach Function Centre.


This walk is a free event for the community. Anyone is welcome to join us on the walk.

You can walk to remember a loved one, as a personal tribute for a friend or family member, or to show your support for those experiencing emotional distress or mental illness.

Sadly, over 3,000 Australians lose their lives to suicide every year.

By taking part in Out of the Shadows Walk, your support will ensure that Lifeline can be there 24/7 to help Australians in crisis

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Lifeline South Coast virtual garden

The Lifeline South Coast virtual garden has been created as a place to come together, a place for remembrance and reflection. Unity in knowing you are not alone.

With your help, we hope to have as many flowers planted as possible to send a powerful message of hope and connection to those who are impacted by suicide.

There are four native flowers to pick from which each have a special meaning.

Morning Flag (purple): In memory of
A flower for someone lost to suicide, loved and remembered. A reflection on a life lost to suicide and the pain for those left behind.

Magenta mist (pink): For lived experience
A flower to spare, a story to share. A journey shared. The voice of lived experience can offer hope to others.

Sunny Rambler (yellow): An advocate for mental health & suicide prevention
A flower of support, a promise of connection. In recognition of the role we play in supporting people in crisis and preventing suicide.

Snow flake (white): In support of Australians currently in need of help
A flower of commitment to bring hope and help to people in a dark place. To ensure that all Australians experiencing emotional distress have access to 24 hours crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Visit the garden

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.