Sonder’s Walk for Suicide Prevention aims to spread awareness about suicide prevention
This Friday, 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day, a time to bring awareness to the warning signs of suicide, remember those lost by suicide and to highlight the resources available to prevent it.
Not-for-profit health and community services provider, Sonder is hosting another Walk for Suicide Prevention walk this year.
Over 100 participants have already registered to walk or run 4.5 km (or any distance of their choosing) around the River Torrens at 6.00 am on Friday 10 September.
Sageran Naidoo, CEO at Sonder says the walk provides a chance for people to get together and remember those lost from suicide.
“Through the walk and the power of community, we aim to create hope for suicide prevention through action. A big part of suicide prevention is around breaking the stigma – encouraging hard conversations, being vulnerable and not judging others when they are struggling,” said Sageran.
“Our Walk for Suicide Prevention event is an opportunity for people to support each other, educate themselves, to connect and ultimately save lives.”
Before the walk commences, participants will have the opportunity to hear from Sageran Naidoo and Steven Wright, Sonder’s Executive Manager, Youth Services about the important role that community plays in preventing and recovering from suicide.
After the walk, participants will enjoy breakfast and a hot beverage, take part in a cool-down session, mingle with new friends and take home resources about suicide prevention in our community.
Register for free today through Eventbrite bit.ly/WSPDwalk
If you are feeling suicidal and need someone to talk to, call the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 to speak to a counsellor. If it is an emergency, please call 000.