Updated: Feb 16
An update from the Student News Team
Mrs Norman, Head Teacher of the PDHPE faculty, has created a Lake Illawarra High School fundraiser team in support of mental health awareness. The Black Dog Institute are holding a walking event in October, which is mental health month in Australia. The event is called 'One Foot Forward' and it encourages people to sign up and create a walking goal to reach by the end of October.
The Black Dog Institute states,
We're putting One Foot Forward to support mental health research
Did you know that 1 in 5 people experience symptoms of mental illness each year? In fact, every day in Australia, 8 people will die from suicide. Mental illness can be debilitating and can have a devastating impact on not only those living with it, but those around them.
But this October, we’ll be putting one foot forward to make a difference to the lives of people touched by mental illness and suicide. We're fundraising to raise money for life-changing research into treatment and prevention of mental illness, as well as vital support services. Support our challenge and help change the lives of people living with mental illness.