There are so many good people, community groups, and organisations doing the good work to destigmatise mental health problems, and the sad end point for far too many – suicide.
One such group is Beechworth to Bridge, established to raise awareness and funds for mental health, and now with a burgeoning team and community behind it to create opportunities for open and supportive conversations between people.
Hearten Up was invited to deliver Mental Health First Aid training to the B2B committee in early 2023, and we jumped at the chance to do something for and with these wonderful people.
Over four days in March, we did the MHFA training together and helped some fantastic members of the Northeast Victoria community to feel more confident and skilled in supporting people.
Our training delivery time was provided pro-bono and it was an honour to spend time with such great people, most of whom have lost one – or multiple – person they love to suicide.
The 2024 walk, from Beechworth to Bright, is taking place over three days in March 2024 and registrations are open.
If you’re keen to support those who support others, get involved 🙂