Team Ben, Ash & Tash

One Foot Forward Together Melbourne

Help Us Be Active For Mental Health

On 15 May 2021, we will put One Foot Forward Together and walk with our community in Melbourne for Black Dog Institute to support mental health.

We are doing this because one in five Australians are affected by mental illness each year, and roughly 60% of people with a mental illness do not seek help.  

Did you know that just one hour of exercise a week helps prevent depression? One Foot Forward Together helps to remove the stigma around mental illness and create a mentally healthier world.

Please donate today. Whatever you can spare will make a MASSIVE difference.

If you want to join us, please do! The more the merrier. Just click on the homepage for more info!

Thank you SO MUCH!

Thank you to our Sponsors

$515

Dave N Jen

Saint 😇 Ben

$208

Harris Charalambous

Miss you man. Gone but never forgotten.

$208

Lina Mezzadra

For you Ben 😘💛

$148

Indrani Tharmanason

$146

Anonymous

$140

Marcelle Cacciattolo

Dear Simone we are all here to support your walk in memory of Ben. Marcelle and Gennaro x

$106

Marija Basic

$104

Rose Rolfe

I wish I was there to walk with you. I will be thinking of you

$104

Amanda Fox

$104

Joz & Lisa Parnis

With Love to you all xxxx

$104

Chel

James, for your darling boy Ash. May he be high on your shoulders throughout the walk. ❤️

$104

Maree Barrett

For Ben & love to Simone & family. Xx

$104

Jen

More than happy to support you and this organization. In memory of Ben. Lots of Love ❤️

$104

Nicholas Wu

Luminous human beings ❤️

$104

Koby And Max

Love you Mona xx

$100

Simone Andrewartha

$60

Jane Douglas

$52

Dee Dee Verlinde

Love you, Sim. ❤ For you, Ben. xo

$52

James

For beautiful Tash, Ben and Ash. Thank you Indrani, Graeme and Simone for walking with me every day.

$52

Nicole Horneman

$52

Julie Mcnamara

$52

Jeffrey Andrewartha

Hi Sim, we have donated, Mum and Dad xxx

$52

Orit Scharf

Thank you James, for raising awareness and for the opportunity to participate from across the world. We know that loss has mass, what a beautiful way to carry it.

$52

Fiona O'kelly

$52

Anonymous

Thinking of you all xx

$52

Sharlene

A fantastic organisation deserving of donations. Well done Jane x

$52

Natalie Drazic

I wish I could join you but I cannot get out of working Saturday’s unfortunately. I am always thinking of you sim. ❤️

$52

Tanya Cacciattolo

Thinking of you all Simone....lots of love auntie Margaret and Tanya xx

$52

Steph Ritchie

Thinking of you - won’t be able to walk in Melbourne on the day, but will do so here in The Netherlands in honour of Ben xx

$52

Kylie Stella

Xoxo

$52

Damir Perkovic

Thank you for taking the initiative to support such an important cause.

$52

Andrew Kinsey

$52

Dianne

For an amazing young man

$50

Tonia Cutajar

From Aunty Tonia to Ben xxxx

$50

Ricky Hartson

What a brilliant way to honour Ben and make a difference to such an important cause. One step forward. Love you Sim. Love Rick x

$50

Lillian

Simone Thinking of you and the family always Sending all our love x

$50

Di Campbell

good luck

$44

Sophie

For Ben

$41

Tiff

$41

Romilda Jones

Stay strong Simone we are thinking of you and we send our love.

$41

Vivianne Hadla

$41

Tom Tighe

Great cause, and you were not at all biased, a good looking young man, walk on.

$40

Kristen

Love your work Matt!

$31

Shelley Fremlin

$31

Jennifer & James

Good on you. Great effort for such a meaningful cause

$31

James Cunningham

$31

David Cronin

$26

Bruce Cousins

$25

Loretta Credland

Good on you Matt!

$25

Michlin Danha

$24

Becher Family

$21

Damien Pound

Love you and you’re a Legend for doing this mate

$21

Joshua Taylor

$21

Lisa Blaney

$21

Alyce Jones

Good luck Sim x

$21

Erina Hamilton

$20

Anonymous

$20

Giuseppina Di Conza

$16

Anonymous

$10

Julie-anne Turner

Mental health is an increasing concerning issue amongst our children/teens and is the pandemic globally. In particular children/teens that are on the autism spectrum battle with mental health issues. There needs to be more resources and funding provided for the less advantage families battling with depression and long term mental health issues. There are not enough top quality clinical mental health resources in the country regional areas. There needs to be more education within the secondary schools regarding the long term impacts that bullying has on children/teens. There is a high increase in teens unwilling to attend school due to bullying and mental health issues. This needs urgent intervention to avoid lengthy delays on registering for online schooling if a young person struggles with the mainstream institutions. NDIS is also a big failure and difficult to navigate and gain approval for resources.

$4

Kim Pinchen

$2

Simone Andrewartha

$1

Jane Douglas

$1

Jane Douglas

$1

Matt Roberts

$1

James Skipworth