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About the Walk

The original “WALK FOR MENTAL HEALTH” was the brainchild of passionate mental health advocate Vicki Stewart, Past President and long-time member of the Rotary Club of Mooloolaba.

After three successful years holding the event and raising much needed funds for Australian Rotary Health, we are delighted to share its evolution in 2020 into the “LIFT THE LID WALK for Mental Health. 


The walk and talk format is deliberately not a race, but an opportunity to get your locals together to raise awareness of the serious mental health issues we face in all areas of our communities, schools, homes and workplaces.


Now more than ever, we need to break down the stigma that continues to plague our society so that people are more comfortable to discuss and seek help for their mental health issues. As the sole benefactor, 100% of funds raised from the LIFT THE LID WALKS will go to supporting vital Australian Rotary Health research.


Australian Rotary Health is a national, not-for-profit organisation which funds health research and provides community education about health in Australia. The organisation supports work on a broad range of health problems, but specialises in mental health. It is supported by Australian Rotary Clubs.

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