Next step for Walking Off War Within

CFA will be taking part in the Mildura Walking off the War Within on Saturday 14 March.

Next step for Walking Off The War Within

Following last weekend’s Walking off the War Within at Ballarat, CFA members will come together on Saturday 14 March in Mildura to raise awareness of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder as well as honour the memory of CFA firefighter Nathan Shanahan.

Last weekend was a great success with over 1,500 people walking for mental health. As well as the walk, there were several speeches including one from Deputy Chief Officer Gavin Freeman. Attendees enjoyed stalls, bouncy castles, food trucks, and even received a massage. Ballarat was the first of three events that will be held over the next few weeks.

Participants can complete the ultimate challenge – a 20-kilometre walk carrying 20 kilograms – or walk any distance with or without a pack.

Join us at these Walking Off The War Within events.

Walking Off The War Within – Mildura, Saturday 14 March

Walking Off The War Within – Warrnambool, Sunday 22 March

Wellbeing support resources

If at any time you are worried about your psychological wellbeing or the wellbeing of someone you know, help is always available through:

  • your GP
  • a mental health specialist such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, counsellor or social worker.
  • CFA Wellbeing Support Line – 1800 959 232
  • Lifeline – 13 11 14
  • Grief Line – 1300 845 745
  • Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636
  • The Australia Centre for Post-Traumatic Mental Health – (03) 9035 5599

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