SPAN - Suicide Prevention Awareness Network

Embracing the Gift of Life

SPAN has been holding its Suicide Awareness Walk annually since 2010, and this year will be its 10th anniversary Walk! a dream of its founding members. The walk is a positive, active community event where people can come together and pay tribute to lost loved ones, offer support to those hurting and ultimately embrace the gift of life.

The walk has evolved into a positive, family and community event which allows everyone directly or indirectly affected by suicide to offer their support to others. Our aim has been to combat the stigma and shame that can accompany suicide and this walk is a means of bringing people together to raise awareness of suicide. We are a suicide bereavement support group and work towards reducing loss from suicide.

Suicide Awareness Walk Geelong

Our annual Walk aims to create suicide awareness. This years Walk will be returning to the Rotunda at Johnstone Park, Gheringhap Street, Geelong, starting with Registration at 8.30am to 9.30am followed by a short Memorial Service. The Walk then begins at 10.15am and will be followed by music and a free barbecue with refreshments. SPAN merchandise can be purchased on the day.

To register for the Suicide Awareness Walk, please follow the link below.
A $10 registration fee is required, all children under 15 are free.

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Please call Support After Suicide service 03 4215 3358 or Suicide Line 1300 651 251 if you require support.

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SPAN’s annual Suicide Awareness Walk attracts people from all walks of life and helps overcome the stigma of suicide while also raising awareness. Please take time to view photographs of SPAN’s awareness walks in Geelong.


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