A NSW resident is planning to walk more than 40,000 kilometres to raise money for a mental health support service.
Warren Wright, 46, started his trip in Tamworth on September 21 and will be making his way through Bendigo on Christmas Day.
He is hoping to raise $50,000 for Beyond Blue - a service that provides support programs to people who are struggling.
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"I have mental health issues and I'm showing people that you can do it," Mr Wright said. "I doubt myself sometimes and I get high anxiety.
"You just feel alone and like no one cares. But I found Beyond Blue and I rang them. People do care. You just have to reach out sometimes and take that risk."
Mr Wright has been documenting his journey on social media, garnering a following of almost 2000 people on Facebook.
His companion has been 'bluey' - a blue trolley that he uses to carry essential items like food, water, and camping equipment.
Mr Wright said the community has been supporting him on his travels, donating food, new shoes, and places to stay.
He has already walked about 1600 kilometres and plans to make his way through Victoria, Tasmania, and other parts of the country over the next three years.
"I want to go through the Nullarbor while it's colder," he said. "I might go north after Tassie."
Mr Wright said he hoped his walk would encourage people to talk about mental health.
"Christmas can be really hard time," he said. "I know what it's like. Just reach out to people."
Mr Wright said people could donate to his cause at fundraise.beyondblue.org.au/wazzas-walk-around-australia-for-mental-health-and-awareness-for-beyond-blue
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