Suicide Awareness Walk Geelong

The 2018 Suicide Awareness Walk is on September 9

The date for SPAN’s annual Suicide Awareness Walk has been changed from January 26 to September 9, 2018.

The SPAN Committee decided on the change of date for two reasons – the unavailability of Johnstone Park in time for January 2018, and the desire to plan for the walk to take place at the start of the World Suicide Prevention Week in September 2018.

We apologise for any inconvenience this change of date this may cause you – please call the Support After Suicide service on 03 4215 3358 or Suicide Line 1300 651 251 if you require support.

New details regarding the 2018 Awareness Walk on 9 September will be posted closer to the date.

Embracing the Gift of Life

SPAN has been holding its Suicide Awareness Walk annually since 2010, 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 happy, 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

Our annual walk aims to create suicide awareness. The walk from Johnstone Park Gheringhap Street, Geelong,  starts with registrations at 8.30 to 9.30 followed by a short memorial service. The 1.2km walk begins at 10am and will be followed by music, a barbecue, giveaways and 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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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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