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.

The Event

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!

  1. Choose your favourite walking trail below – or simply explore your neighbourhood (Remember to stay within any COVID-19 government restrictions)
  2. Take a selfie while you’re out on a walk
  3. Post the selfie to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn
  4. 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!

Note: Please adhere to all social distancing and hygiene requirements.

Find out more about the lockdown restrictions by clicking here.

What if I need to talk to someone?

If you or anyone you know needs to talk to someone during this time, contact: