Do A Trek To Connect 2021

Do a Trek to Connect is a unique opportunity to challenge yourself and raise vital funds for suicide prevention and help save lives.

This is not a race, but a life-changing experience you don’t want to miss — and you will have the unique opportunity to trek across a beautiful slice of South East Queensland.

Trek 28km, Mt Nebo Loop.  Starts at 6am and finishes 5pm. There are support vehicles along the way if you need a break.

Get your friends together to form a team for 4.

Want to join as an individual? No problem!

Not feeling fit enough? We’ve got you! Join our training walks leading up the trek

Haven’t fundraised before? Our team at WMQ will be there to support you. You’ll be amazed at the generosity of your community!

Your rego fee covers training, medics, guides, porta-loos, lunch and dinner.

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Why Do a Trek to Connect?

In 2018, there were 786 suicides in the state of Queensland (a decrease on the 804 recorded the previous year but still far too many).  That’s 15 Queenslanders lost to suicide each week and almost 80% of these are men.  Furthermore, Lifeline Australia estimates that there are over 60,000 suicide attempts each year nationwide. 

By participating and fundraising in Do a Trek to Connect you will help save lives through Wesley Mission Queensland suicide prevention initiatives, including: 

  • Marcus Mission – further growth and development of a MENtoring and resilience building program specifically to reach young men (18-44yrs). Thanks to previous Trek To Connect fundraising, Marcus Mission has been established on the Gold Coast and Bundaberg with other areas in South East Queensland to follow over the coming year.
  • Suicide Prevention Training - Tailored evidence-based workshops and presentations adapted to suit a range of audiences including businesses, community members and health workers to enhance the support people receive.
  • Mental Health of Older People - Depression, anxiety and thoughts of suicide are unfortunately common among older people in Australia. It is known that men aged over 85 have the highest suicide rate in Australia, and 52% of all permanent aged care residents have mild, moderate or major symptoms of depression.  At Wesley Mission Queensland we commit to improving the mental health of our ageing community members -  identifying those most at risk and providing them with high quality mental health support to enable them to flourish in their later years.

Suicide has devastating impacts on families and communities. We need your help to bring about change to those who need it the most.

1Mindframe, Australian suicide data

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Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

fundraising@wmq.org.au
1300 865 302
930 Gympie Road, Chermside QLD 4032 

If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide please call:
Lifeline 13 11 14
Suicide Call back service 1300 659 467

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