ARAFMI Hunter Samaritans Mental Health Wellness Walk

will be held on Saturday 19 October 2019.

The Wellness Walk is held in Newcastle each year and normally attracts around 400 people. It was first held in 2005 to provide an opportunity for local people who care for others experiencing mental health issues to unite and support each other. The walk was the initiative of the then Regional Manager, Joanne Sinclair.

The Walk has been supported and continued by a group of dedicated ARAFMI Hunter volunteers. Due to a lack of resources, the Walk was not held in 2018.

In 2019, ARAFMI Hunter joined with Samaritans, and this year with Samaritans we are planning a new look Walk. More details will be announced soon.

Mental illness is a part of life and it impacts on individuals, families and the whole community in a variety of ways.

Through education, information sharing and public awareness, attitudes and beliefs can be challenged and possibly changed. We aim to achieve this by encouraging the community to unite in a way that supports and offers hope to people who live with mental illness, their families and friends.

Please come and support our Walk, and invite your family and friends to help us spread the word!

For more information please call 02 4961 2842 or email events@arafmihunter.org.au.

Thank you to our valued sponsors.