Walk in another’s shoes

Group raises aware­ness in hon­our of their beloved friend

Maroochy Weekly - - FRONT PAGE - Jor­gia White jor­gia.white@sc­news.com.au

A SAFE space for peo­ple to talk, lis­ten and build re­la­tion­ships is worth its weight in gold.

This is the place Let Me Walk in Your Shoes is well on its way to cre­at­ing right here on the Coast.

The foun­da­tion was ini­ti­ated by Amy Qu­at­tro­mani and Zepha Jack­son in lov­ing mem­ory of their sis­ter and friend So­phie Qu­at­tro­mani who lost her life af­ter a bat­tle with men­tal health.

Ms Qu­at­tro­mani of Mooloolaba said the foun­da­tion started soon af­ter So­phie passed but now they are ready to make it big­ger.

“We have been run­ning free yoga classes ev­ery week,” she said.

“We also have self care work­shops and sup­port groups.”

The group is now or­gan­is­ing a Walk for So­phie as one of their first big­ger scale events with the goal of “cre­at­ing a move­ment within men­tal health”.

“We’re try­ing to make more events and make it a big thing,” Ms Qu­at­tro­mani said.

“Now we’re re­ally mo­ti­vated to get it done.”

The Walk for So­phie will be held on Au­gust 5. At­ten­dees are asked to meet at Pierce Park in Ma­roochy­dore from 10am, wear­ing a Let Me Walk in you Shoes shirt.

The walk will con­clude at Alexan­dra Pa­rade, just be­fore Pan­danus Look­out.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.face­book.com/LetMeWalkInYourShoes.org/. Or if you need help, con­tact Life­line on 13 11 14.

PHOTO: PA­TRICK WOODS

STRONGER TO­GETHER: Zepha Jack­son, Amy Qu­at­tro­mani and Kiah Stone shine a light on men­tal health with the foun­da­tion Let Me Walk in Your Shoes.

PHOTO: PA­TRICK WOODS

STRONGER TO­GETHER: Zepha Jack­son, Amy Qu­at­tro­mani and Kiah Stone pre­pare for the walk.

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