October is Australia’s National Mental Health Month; a month to raise awareness and promote better mental health for us all.
Throughout October, you can get outdoors and explore different parts of Melbourne while raising awareness for mental health. Simply choose a walking map below, snap a selfie while you’re out and upload it to social media with the hashtag #getoutdoors.
Although many of us are currently separated, we can still work together and take steps towards better mental health.
From 1st to 31st October, join us (virtually) as we walk to promote mental health. We’ve put together 12 different walking maps around different suburbs in Melbourne – from Moonee Ponds to Merri Creek, Bundoora Park to Sandringham Beach.
Each map takes you to a new place, with new experiences in nature and different levels of difficulty – easy, moderate, and hard.
Getting involved couldn’t be easier!
- Choose your favourite walking trail below – or simply explore your neighbourhood (Remember to stay within any COVID-19 government restrictions)
- Take a selfie while you’re out on a walk
- Post the selfie to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn
- Remember to tag Out Doors Inc. or use the hashtag #getoutdoors
By getting involved, you’re helping to raise awareness for mental health and how important it is for us all. Make sure you tag us and use the hashtag #getoutdoors. We’ll be sure to share your selfies on our social pages!
Download Your Map
Click the links below to download your maps and get started!
You can also download a handy guide by clicking here.
- Royal Park / North Melbourne – 3.4km Return – Easy
- Princes Park / Carlton North – 3.2km Loop – Very Easy
- Yarra Bend Park / Kew – 3.5km Return – Hard
- Maribyrnong River / Essendon West – 8km Loop – Easy
- Brimbank Park / Kealba – 6.75km Return – Moderate
- Kororoit Creek / Sunshine – 7.6km Out and Back – Easy
- Coastal Trail / Williamstown – 8km Return- Easy
- Yarra River Walk / Heidelberg – 5.5km Loop – Easy
- Merri Creek Explore / Coburg – 5.2km return – Easy
- Moonee Ponds Creek Trail / Pascoe Vale – 7km Return – Easy
- Red Bluffs on Sandringham Beach / Sandringham – 5km Return – Easy
- Bundoora Park / Bundoora – 5.5km Loop – Moderate
Note: please always observe lockdown restrictions. You can find up-to-date information on what you can and can’t do during the lockdown on the Victorian Government’s coronavirus (COVID-19) website.
What if I need to talk to someone?
If you or anyone you know needs to talk to someone during this time, contact:
- Lifeline:Phone: 13 11 14 (24 hours/7 days) Text: 0477 13 11 14 (6pm – midnight AEDT, 7 nights) Chat online: Crisis Chat (7pm – midnight, 7 nights)
- Beyond Blue:Phone: 1300 22 4636 (24 hours/7 days) Chat online: Online Chat
- Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 059 467
- Open Arms – Veterans Support Service – 24 hrs 1800 011 046
- Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
- eHeadspace 1800 650 890
- Family Relationship Advice Line 1800 050 321
- Sexual Assault, Domestic or Family Violence and Abuse – 1800 RESPECT 1800 737 732
- Mensline 1300 78 99 78
- QLife 1800 184 527