Fiona Corfield

Climbing for CFA Wallan

On Saturday 12th September 2020, 600 Firefighters and other Emergency Service Personnel would have “stepped up to fight depression, PTSI and suicide” by climbing the 28 floors of Crown Metropol Hotel wearing 25kgs of turnout gear and breathing apparatus BUT unfortunately the current COVID restrictions in Victoria prohibit this year’s event taking place as it normally would.

We are acutely aware that Mental Health is the underlying crisis of COVID-19, so for 2020 we are seeking your support as we “virtually” & collectively climb a “MILLION STEPS FOR MENTAL HEALTH”.

3,046 Australians lose their lives to Suicide each year, so we are climbing at least 3,046 steps over the month…..together we will climb over a MILLION STEPS FOR MENTAL HEALTH……together we will make a difference….

Whether it be the back steps, some stairs at the local park or even a milk crate in the lounge room I am “stepping up”…..
Concluding – World Mental Health Day – Saturday 10th October 2020.

This year, with yourhelp, we aim to raise $500,000 for Lifeline. the Black Dog Institute and the 000 Foundation, to improve support services, fund research, remove stigmas and raise awareness of Mental health issues like depression, Post Traumatic Stress Injury and suicide, especially for those within the Emergency Service and Defence communities.. we must ask ARE THEY TRIPLE OK?
•3 million Australians are living with depression and anxiety
•1 in 4 Australians will suffer from a mental illness in their lifetime
•Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44
•Over 3,000 Australians die by suicide every year, an average of eight people every day.
•10% of our Emergency Services Members suffer from PTSI
•In 2015 alone, 41 members of the Australian Defence Force died by their own hand on home soil, which is more than we lost on the battlefield during 14 years of war in Afghanistan
•Between 2001 and 2016, 373 members of the ADF took their own lives
Its a battle no one should ever have to begin and certainly never fight alone! This one is personally very close to home. Can you \”STEP UP\” and help me make a difference?

So far, I've raised $125 of my $500 fundraising goal.

I've completed 10,145 steps towards our overall goal of 1,000,000 steps.

Recent donations from Fiona’s friends

  • $50
    6 months ago
  • $25
    Debra McNaughton
    6 months ago ● Great as always Fi ! Good luck for such a worthy cause ❤️
  • $25
    Deb Hanson
    6 months ago ● Congratulations and well done Fi. 👏
  • $25
    Checkers king
    6 months ago ● Well done Fiona. Keep smashing those stairs. Love your work :)

Previous year’s results


10:44.977 Donned and started


9:44.800 Donned only


12:37.76 Donned and started


9:39.860 Donned only


14:39.80 Donned only