Sunday 16th to Sunday 23rd July 2023
Why 110,000 steps?
This is the estimated number of women who experience birth-related trauma in Australia every year.
Are you ready to take a BIG STEP and challenge yourself or gather a team for a great cause? From July 16th to July 23rd, we invite you to join us in the 110,000 Steps Challenge!
Whether you choose to go solo or form a team, this challenge allows you to set your own target with the flexibility to complete your steps anywhere - be it at the gym, out in nature, at the shops, or even in your favorite fitness class.
A step shared is an easier step to take. Involving others with your BIG STEP will not only help you reach your goal but it will help with motivation or limitations too. Starting a conversation will also help your loved ones understand more about birth-related trauma too. Get a team together and take on the challenge.
Can't Step? Don't Stop
If getting active isn’t your thing, don’t let that hold you back – take the challenge your way. It doesn’t matter what your BIG Step Challenge is as long as you step forward with us.
Scroll on down for how you can support the ABTA through advocacy and donations, and find out how we can support you and your family. Share your story and encourage others to share theirs.
Progress starts with a step, how big will your step be?
Grab a team and commit to 110,000 steps together.
Going solo? How many steps can you take in a week?
You can walk, shuffle or run. You can stretch, chat or find comfort in a cuppa.
Step forward. Step up. Step out. Take a step in the right direction. For safer births, better healing.
Join us in the challenge to take a big step and make it bigger every day.
Birth Trauma Awareness Week 2023
17 July to 22 July 2023
The theme for 2023 is Postpartum Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Whilst improved conversations about perinatal mental health have helped to reduce stigma, women, birthing people, fathers and non- birthing parents, and even health professionals are still falling through the gaps in healthcare.
Each year we aim to:
1. EDUCATE We continue to spread evidence-based information so that we can better prevent, diagnose and treat birth-related trauma.
2. AMPLIFY Elevate the voices of women, non-birthing parents and health professionals impacted by this silent epidemic.
3. ADVOCATE Improving prevention and access to treatment, including greater access to affordable treatment options and, ultimately, better outcomes for all those affected.