Run with Heart

The Real Insurance 10k & 5k is proud to support The Sebastian Foundation in 2021

Run with heart

Fundraise for The Sebastian Foundation and run for a cause

Make your run count

Young people face unprecedented pressures in school, on social media, and in navigating adolescence. 

Make your run count and support The Sebastian Foundation & Open Parachute, a program that can help all the kids of Australia address and accept mental health issues before they become problematic. This in school program helps teenagers to cope with the toughest issues they face including bullying, depression, anxiety, addiction, racism, trauma, suicide, abuse, boundaries and consent, peer pressure, isolation and body image. 

Every $20 dollars raised in the Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 5 and 10K race will allow us to put another child through the program. 

Do you want to support young people faced with mental health issuesWhen you choose The Sebastian Foundation during the registration process your fundraising page will be automatically created. 

why we need your support

  • 1 in 5 Australians experience a mental or behavioural condition in any year, and over half will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime  
  • 1 in 10 teenagers reported they have engaged in self harm  
  • 1 in 5 girls aged 16-17 meet the criteria for clinical depression 
  • While a little bit of anxiety is natural and OK, it can become overwhelming to a level that prevents any enjoyment in life  
  • 54% of people with mental health issues don't seek any treatment  
  • Suicide is the leading cause of death for young Australians aged between five and 17. 
  • Most schools in NSW are operating with one counsellor per 1,000 students, or at an even worse ratio. 

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start fundraising today

Donate, check the leaderboards, login and regsiter your fundraiser here