The Onkaparinga Seaside Walk for Suicide Prevention was first conducted by the Rotary Club of Seaford on World Suicide Prevention Day in 2017 raising $7,000 for suicide prevention initiatives. The event was repeated in 2018 and 2019, raising many more thousands of dollars for the cause.
Proceeds have been used to fund a study by Dr. Angela Nicholas into Suicide Prevention through Australian Rotary Health. A presentation by Angela of her findings was given to the club in 2019, and the recording is below. Other funds have been used to sponsor Mental Health First Aid training courses.
Unfortunately the event had to be cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, but plans are well under way to run this successful and important event on Sunday, October 17, 2021.