A walk of solidarity for people impacted by mental ill-health will return to Launceston on Saturday.
The second annual Walk for Suicide Prevention is aimed at raising awareness, starting a conversation and offering intervention for people who might be struggling.
Starting at Royal Park and finishing at UTAS Stadium, the event is organised by the Rotary Club of Central Launceston with the focus of "walk, talk, support".
With many in the community feeling vulnerable due to COVID-19, president Scott Towns it was an important message to share.
"We want everyone to know that there are people out there who do care," he said.
"We want to make sure that people understand there is help and that there's some great organisations in Launceston doing great work in this space of mental health."
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Suicide prevention remains one of Tasmania's biggest public health and social challenges.
Along with making a physical statement of solidarity, Mr Towns said the event also aimed to create a better understanding of how and where people could get help.
"This annual walk brings all sorts of groups together to show unity and communicate the message of support for people experiencing thoughts of suicide or self-harm," he said.
"This walk is also to remember and respect those we have lost and remain in our hearts."
Saturday's walk will start at 10am and cover about two kilometres, with speakers and support services available on the day.
While strict social distancing measures will be in place, Mr Towns said they were pleased to be able to go ahead.
"Due to COVID ... we have been strategic in our planning to see what restrictions would be in place," he said.
"Last year we aimed for 50, but we ended up with about 120 people taking part.
"This year it's looking like we might get more than that.
"We don't want to deter people, but it's about getting the [safety] balance right."
Bagpipers will lead the walk from Park Street to UTAS Stadium at 10.50am.
- For crisis support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.