The Support Walk combines the health benefits of walking with the psychological benefits of practising gratitude into one 45-60 minute (maximum time) walking and stretching session. Afterwards, we stop and have a chat while enjoying at cuppa at the local coffee shop.
This walk is for survivors who have safely left the abusive relationship and are seeking friendship and support as they rebuild their lives.
You are invited to join our monthly support walk, on the 3rd Saturday of each month.
Where: Silky Oak Espresso Ainsdale Street West Chermside
Time: 7 am to 8 am walking
Coffee: 8 am - 8:30am
Walking Route: Downfall Creek to Milne Hill lookout.
Why a walking group?
Outdoor walking and exercise groups have wide-ranging health benefits including reducing blood pressure, body fat, total cholesterol and risk of depression. The group while walking undertakes the practice of gratitude, being grateful for their surroundings and with their buddy they recount three things they are grateful for or focus on ‘What-Went-Well’ during the week. This exercise is also known as the ‘Three Blessings’. Being grateful and practising gratitude helps to increase happiness and reduce depression. Walking with a group also reduces social isolation and increases feelings of connectedness.