“It has been confirmed by The Man Walk headquarters that yesterday’s The Man Walk Geelong, was the single largest group of walkers, ever to take place across the country since its inception. 26 amazing humans, including a 16-year-old who caught a bus at 6am to come along. Our Deputy Mayor Peter Murrihy also attended. But it’s not about the numbers for myself (Chris Lytas) or Luke Outerbridge – it’s about building community, habit and an opportunity to provide a sense of belonging and purpose to those that need it.
“This picture sums it up best for me. The Man Walk Geelong: Walk – Talk – Support. Every Saturday morning at 7am, meet at the Eastern Beach Fountain.”
Thank you to everyone who shared our original post about The Man Walk Geelong.
Quote and photo: Chris Lytas. We are thrilled to welcome Chris as part of the @humansingeelong team. Humans in Geelong aims to Inspire – Connect – Strengthen. Chris came along to the Waurn Ponds Library on Wednesday to meet us and to find out more about our positive community project.
Come and meet Chris at the Humans in Geelong Expo 2019 on Sunday 6th October from 10-3pm at Deakin Uni Waterfront, 1 Gheringhap St. PLEASE SHARE. Chris will be delivering a talk titled: “Making people comfortable with speaking about the uncomfortable – why storytelling is key to normalising the conversation around Mental Health.” The time of this talk is yet to be confirmed. Keep an eye on our website for updates to the program for the day. The Humans in Geelong Expo 2019 is a free community event with something for everyone and everyone welcome. There will be speakers, exhibitors, performances, fun for the kids and a whole lot more.
Story: Jacqui Bennett. Photo: supplied