Apr 8, 2019
Managing Director, Tammy Hatherill speaks with event Co-ordinator Dani Eveleigh (Walking Off the War Within) being held on 4th May 2019 in the NT. So please SHARE this podcast with as many people as you can!!!
This event was hosted for the first time in 2017 to honour firefighter, and former NTFRS employee and 1st Armoured Regiment Australian Soldier, Nathan “Mule” Shanahan, who succumbed to his demons and committed suicide in late 2016. Sadly many of our service men and women have succumb to Depression and PTSD and taken their own lives.
The walk / challenge is replicate of the walk Firefighter Nathan Shanahan completed in April 2015 from Mildura to Adelaide. Nathan walked over 400 kilometres with a 20 kilogram pack to raise awareness of PTSD and Depression.
More than 500 community members attended the first event in
Darwin to walk either 5km, 10km, 15 or 20km with or without a pack
on their backs symbolising the weight that depression can have on
each individual. The pack symbolises the weight of depression and
the equipment our service personnel and first respondents often
We will have a spectator rest area for our family and friends who will be offering all participants support on the day.
With a focus on raising awareness, WOTWW is about being a part of something, taking a stand, making a difference and the connections that you make as you walk and talk together. Register here: www.walkoffww.com