Students Run To Honour A Teacher Passionate About Mental Health

May 20, 2019


Yesterday four students and two teachers ran the SMH Half Marathon in memory of their teacher, Carli Freiberg, who they lost in December last year.

“Running for Carli” raised over $33,000 for batyr and started important conversations about mental health along the way amongst their mates at Moriah College in Queens Park.

Their efforts mean 1,700 more young people will see a [email protected] program.

Chloe, one of the students running,  said,  “our amazing community has been so supportive of our endeavour and so incredibly generous”.

“Ms Freiberg cared so much about our wellbeing and taught us so much,” she said.  Prior to signing up for the relay, the girls hadn’t done much running, but now they say it’s the “highlight” of their week, Chloe said.

“She was the most beautiful, kind-hearted and optimistic person,” Sophie, another one of the students running, said, speaking about Carli. “She had a contagious laugh and inspired us every day.”

Thank you to everyone in the community who supported them along the way. What an amazing tribute to an incredible teacher, friend and colleague.

We’re all so inspired by your efforts and proud to have you as part of the herd.

Want to Run For The Herd and support batyr? Find out how. 

If you need support reach out to Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Help Line on 1800 55 1800. You can also send a message.