Friday, August 6, 2021

Seaford Rotary Seaside Walk 2022

The Seaford Rotary Seaside Walk (formerly 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. With the exception of 2020 when the event was cancelled due to COVID, it has been run every year since, raising in excess of $20,000 suicide prevention and mental health initiatives. 

Proceeds from the inaugural event were 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 available here. Proceeds from successive events have supported Mental Health First Aid training courses, GROW SA's program of in school mental health conversations and a local mental health resource website, in addition to more funding for mental health research by Australian Rotary Health.

The most recent walk was held on Sunday, October 16, 2022. Once we have confirmed a date for the 2023 event (most likely in October), we will start promoting it.

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