1 year ago

9 September, 2016

Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse

Organised by:
UOW Psychology Society

Join headspace Wollongong and Lifeline South Coast to mark World Suicide Prevention Day, as we walk Out of the Shadows and Into the Light.

Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians under the age of 44. Join us to help raise awareness, remember those lost to suicide, and unite in a commitment to prevent further deaths by suicide.

The headspace Wollongong Youth Reference Group is organising this walk in Wollongong to raise awareness about suicide prevention, help break down stigma and encourage important conversations in our community.

Date: Friday 9 September 2015
Time: 5.15pm (for 5.30pm start)
Place: Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse, Wollongong
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We will meet at the Lighthouse for a short reflection and opening words, before walking along the Blue Mile to North Wollongong Beach, where we will enjoy tunes by local musicians.

(This page is for event info only and cannot offer support or emergency assistance. If you're in need of immediate support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800)


The walk will begin at 5.15pm for a 5.30pm start at Flagstaff Hill (the 'big' lighthouse). We'll also have LED candles for walkers, and the opportunity to leave your message on our banner of hope.

After our speeches, we'll walk to North Wollongong Beach. Due to construction works on the foreshore/bike path, we will be walking along Cliff Road instead (up over the hill).

If you have mobility or access concerns with the route but would still like to participate, you are most welcome to join us at either the start or the end of the walk, or come along to both and drive to North Wollongong Beach while the walkers are making their way there.

We'll have some live music by Jayden and Alissa and FRUIT to close our walk, and will finish up by 7.30pm. Do take this opportunity to pick up some mental health support info, sign the banner or our journal if you haven't already, and chat to the people around you over a mini cupcake. :)