Midnight to Dawn ANZAC Service Trek 2023
After hiking through the rainy night, a group of highly resilient trekkers completed the Midnight to Dawn ANZAC Service Trek to join the 2023 ANZAC Service at Walton Bridge Memorial, The Gap.
Now in its third year, this annual event is hosted by Trek2Health and consists of a 20km night trek from ANZAC Square, via Brisbane River walkway to Toowong and into the Mt Coot-tha Forest, before descending along fire trails to The Gap. This year’s event was supported by Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner’s Community Fund.
Trek2Health is a non-profit organisation based in Brisbane Forest Park, The Gap. For the last three years they have been improving the mental health and wellbeing of frontline workers and veteran communities by providing complimentary mental wellness services in a stigma-free and supportive environment.
To All Midnight to Dawn Anzac Service trekkers, thank you for your ANZAC spirit, your resilience, your consistent good humour throughout the night and your commitment to the overall group safety and morale.
Your passion and dedication to this cause builds a stronger and more connected community. Thank you for your fundraising, I know your family and friends who supported you were proud of your extraordinary effort in completing a challenging trek under tough conditions. It is the ANZAC spirit that brings us together and ensures the honour and memories of those who have served is never forgotten.
– Bruce Barker, Trek2Health CEO
Complimentary Resilience Training for Frontline Personnel
Trek2Health is an organisation founded to support frontline personnel and veterans, those who have given so much for us, putting their own health and safety on the line to protect others. First responders such as firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, police officers, search and rescue, and those serving in our defence force – face horrors in their line of work that most of us can’t imagine.
Trek2Health’s innovative approach to mental health services is based on the concept of ‘green exercise’. They take clients outside four walls to remote natural areas for team-orientated nature treks supported by experienced guides and physical trainers. Trek2Health offers an effective action-based program that supports self-management, healthy lifestyle choices, stress reduction strategies and social connections while embracing all that nature has to offer to boost physical and mental resilience.
You can show your support for this important cause and enjoy the benefits of ‘green exercise’ for yourself, by joining a Trek2Health community trek. The next event is: Trek4Life – Extreme Team Challenge, Sunday 18th June 2023, Enoggera Reservoir Circuit, The Gap, Brisbane. Form a team with your work mates, community group or family and friends and enjoy the beautiful forest that’s right on our doorstep.
Learn more at www.trek2health.org.au/community