To coincide with the start of Veteran's Health Week (24th October – 1st November 2020), the annual Walk for PTSD is on in Victor Harbor this Saturday.
The Victor Harbor RSL Sub-Branch is hosting the event in its second year this Saturday 24 October, with members and their assistance dogs of the Royal Society for The Blind SA, first responders (Police, Ambulance, Fire & SES), and members of the general public.
The event features a 2.8km walking route from Soldiers Memorial Reserve, along the Esplanade to Kent Reserve and return.
Members of the community are asked to join in the walk and bring along their own dogs to participate, the event starts at 11:00 am with a sausage sizzle, live music and guest speakers. The walk starts at 12.30pm.
Entry is a $5 donation with all proceeds going to supporting the RSB Operation K9 program, which provides assistance dogs to veterans and front-line responders who are suffering from PTSD.
Register at this link: https://www.mycause.com.au/events/walk4ptsd.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a group of stress reactions that can develop after a person experiences or witnesses a traumatic event, such as death, serious injury or sexual violence. People who have served in wars and who serve the public as first responders can be susceptible to PTSD.