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The LIFT THE LID WALK for Mental Health in MACKAY (QLD) will get you walking and get us all talking while we raise vital funds for Australian Rotary Health.

When: Sunday April 24th, 2022

Where: Bluewater Quay Over Forgan Bridge down Barnes Creek Road down Harbour Road from 9am. If you are unable to participate, you may wish to make a donation to mental health research here

What:  A Walk & Talk

Who: Everyone who has been impacted by or cares about Mental Health – dogs are welcome!

Entry fee: $30 with early bird registrations before 9am Wednesday April 6th including a t-shirt. Kids 15 and under walk for free (no free t-shirt unfortunately but you can buy them). Covid Safe Plan includes (but not limited to):  All participants must register please.

Registration: From 7am  – Please register and collect t-shirts. You can still register from 7am on the day, credit card facilities available

Water: Participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottles on the day for great hygiene and Covid safe management


 Originally the Rotary Club of Mooloolaba together with a number of other Rotary Clubs on the Sunshine Coast has for the past three years, staged a WALK FOR MENTAL HEALTH in October to coincide with Queensland Mental Health Month.

The “point of difference” is that the walk is not a race. It is a family occasion offering an organised “fun” walk from Mooloolaba to Maroochydore and back. Walkers have the option to turn around at any time.

The inaugural LTL Walk was held in Mooloolaba in October 2016 and has grown to include hundreds of participants and raised over $60,000 so far.

This year we’re continuing to grow with new look LIFT THE LID WALK’s for Mental Health being held in many community locations across Australia.


This is a great project because it:

1.  Raises much-needed funds for ARH Mental Health Research
2.  Offers an opportunity for the community to identify with those suffering from mental health issues.
3.  It provides an outlet for those suffering from mental health issues. For example, every year there have been families and friends wearing their own special t-shirts honouring a loved one who has been lost as a result of a mental health issue.
4.   Will bring visitors to Mackay which is good for local businesses and tourism.


Get tickets here.

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