About the event

One Foot Forward Together for mental illness

You asked. We listened! Following our success of the virtual One Foot Forward event in 2020, many asked for an event where like-minded people could connect and start conversations about mental illness. At this wellness and music walking event, there will be food, entertainment and mental health support, if required.

One Foot Forward Together Melbourne is THE event for you. We have all felt the impact of 2020 and now with COVID safety measures in place, we bring you this one-day wellness and music walking event to bring you and your community back together.

Just click on the event you'd like to sign up to below to find out more.


Princes Park

Saturday 15 May 2021

We want this to be the celebration that you deserve so SHINE BRIGHT and dress up - the BRIGHTER the better!

If you raise $25 or more, you will receive a Black Dog Institute t-shirt allowing the community to see the impact you have made to support mental health research - think about it as our gift to you!

We want to make it work for you, so all events have different distances to suit your needs. And what's even better?! Your dog is welcome we just ask that you register them to your entry and that they are kept on a leash.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Why support Black Dog Institute?

One in five Australians are affected by mental illness each year. Mental illness can be overwhelming, crippling and isolating.

Roughly 50% of people with a mental illness do not seek help.

Black Dog Institute has a vision of a mentally healthier world. We bring together the strength of a medical research institute and a not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by mental illness.

We aim to significantly reduce mental illness and suicide, remove the stigma and empower all people to live the most mentally healthy life possible.

By participating in One Foot Forward Together, you are not only enabling much needed conversations around mental health, you are also turning ground-breaking research into life-saving action!