Anna Burch & Kate Sexton

Help me create a mentally healthier world

I'm standing up to join Team Black Dog to turn ground breaking research into life saving action.

Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Australians every year, with the most common being depression and anxiety. Mental illness doesn’t discriminate. It affects people from all walks of life — individuals, families, workplaces and communities.

As a group of young adults living in Sydney, hardly a week goes by where we aren’t talking of the impact of mental illness on friends, family and those that we care for around us. Seeing this impact is a sharp reminder that mental illness touches people of all ages, no matter their background and often those you least expect.

Our purpose with Walking About Talking is to promote reaching out and connecting with those around you whenever you may be struggling or feeling down. Yes, it’s OK to be struggling mentally, but having a friend or loved one to talk to can be the difference that helps you through that rough patch.

On November 30, we will be walking 50km in silence to raise awareness for just how difficult suffering mental illness can be without being able to reach out and speak to someone.

It’s impossible to truly understand what someone with mental illness is going through, but through Walking About Talking we hope to raise that level of understanding and reduce the impact of those issues on the community and our mates.

Please donate today!

 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$10

Izzy Kordic

GO girls xxx

$31.20

Brian O'callaghan

You two are incredible! Wishing you all the best from many oceans away...

$30

Michael Hollis

Gogogogoooooo do it for Pablo

$20.80

Doron

$20.80

Lily Lunday

Good luck!!!

$20.80

Tom Colak

$52

Tamsin Den Hartog

$31.20

Sarah Clifton

Good luck you good thing! xxx

$30

Jackson Dibble

Kate, this is such an important cause. You and Anna are both terrific!

$10

Liam Mahe

Let’s go Anna!! 50km is a walk in the park.

$26

Anita

@Kate: I don’t fill in your L&D surveys... but I donate? ;) It’s a great cause! Thank you to you and Anna!

$100

Danny Baker

And I would walk 100 miles...

$52

Maddi

$104

Agri Finance Australia

$20.80

Alex King

Don’t think you’ve gone 10 minutes without talking in the office... good luck ;)

$20.80

Edoardo Argento

:D

$15.60

Chris B

$31.20

Michael Dawson

$26

Jamie Crick

Can you take Marsh with you? ;)

$52

Ben Keep

$31.20

Beth Hepburn

Go girls 💖

$31.20

Sam Gadsden

$30

Lucy Ross

Go ladies!

$20.80

Isobel Goldacre

❤️❤️

$104

Louise Burch

Very proud of you both xxx

Our Team

Anastasia Batten

Raised so far:

$1,172.00

Ander

Raised so far:

$1,618.08

Andy Cameron

Raised so far:

$13,583.20

Angie Knight

Raised so far:

$410.00

Anna Burch & Kate Sexton

Raised so far:

$922.40

Ashlee & Brittany

Raised so far:

$800.88

Bec Gubbins

Raised so far:

$468.00

Ben Wall

Raised so far:

$412.60

D & B

Raised so far:

$666.80

Brock Jeffery-Warren

Raised so far:

$452.80

Brooke Nash

Raised so far:

$220.80

Callum Champion de Crespigny

Raised so far:

$244.00

Cass and Ziggy

Raised so far:

$1,723.59

Cassie Longmuir

Raised so far:

$856.20

Charlie Fitzpatrick

Raised so far:

$1,530.72

Elia Theodore

Raised so far:

$944.00

Ellie Jaensch

Raised so far:

$436.80

Freddie Cator (C)

Raised so far:

$53,977.60

Gareth Phillips

Raised so far:

$603.60

Harris Hickey

Raised so far:

$2,104.00

Harry Batten

Raised so far:

$1,425.20

Jackson Hiscock

Raised so far:

$765.60

Jacob Clark

Raised so far:

$1,394.80

Jeremy Cator

Raised so far:

$1,630.00

jgoodchi

Raised so far:

$156.00

JIM BROMLEY

Raised so far:

$104.00

Julian Gargicevich

Raised so far:

$208.00

Juliet Kirby

Raised so far:

$655.20

Mac Proud mum of Fred

Raised so far:

$208.00

lukesilentwalker

Raised so far:

$225.20

Maddie Storey and Kate Cosgrave

Raised so far:

$4,648.20

Max Francis

Raised so far:

$813.60

May Oboodi

Phe Chorin, Paige Gordon & Millie O'Brien

Raised so far:

$2,074.00

Nathan walks

Raised so far:

$485.60

Nick McLardy

Raised so far:

$5,596.80

Nick Tyas & Kitty Macpherson

Raised so far:

$3,865.80

Patrick Joyce's Donation Page

Raised so far:

$10,787.60

Poppy Aldous

Raised so far:

$140.40

Sam Clark

Raised so far:

$1,844.60

Samuel Freedman

Raised so far:

$5,775.60

Scott Jansen

Raised so far:

$406.00

Sophie Hood

Raised so far:

$354.00

Stephanie Lloyd

Raised so far:

$384.80

Thomas Zilm

Raised so far:

$2,036.60

Tim Atkins

Raised so far:

$301.60

Tom Williams

Raised so far:

$1,067.00

Tom Larby

Raised so far:

$248.40

Will Thompson

Raised so far:

$8,623.20