This Sunday, the inaugural Walk N Talk Lithgow will take place at the Tony Luchetti Showgrounds. Mental Health has been the focus of much discussion since last year’s Mental Health Summit, however, not much has actually happened.
Some local men decided that it was time to do something off their own backs and reached out to Shannon Nevin the Founder of Walk N Talk.
Shannon is a former NRL player for Manly and Balmain and has been a Personal Trainer for 20 years.
“The first Walk N Talk was in Manly in 2016 and we just ran our 4th one last week. It started as a little idea that never intended to go National. The support was overwhelming and just shows the need for such a simple community event,” said Shannon
Walk N Talk is an on-going event that brings like minded caring people together to help prevent suicide. Talking Therapy saves lives and whether you walk and talk, listen or just be present to show your support then great things will happen.
Walk’n’Talk isn’t a fundraiser. Its about turning up and connecting with the community and realising that there is a huge support network available that can help people want to live instead of wanting to die.
There are now established Walk N Talks in Manly, Pemulwuy in Western Sydney, Terrigal on the Central Coast, Broadbeach QLD and now after this weekend – in Lithgow.
“My long term goal is to have hundreds of Walk N Talks all around the country and even overseas where people can turn up on any Sunday and walk and talk your worries away.” Said Shannon.
The event kicks off at 9:15am for registration with the walk beginning at 10am.