Mel Welland

My Activity Tracking


My target 150 kms

I’m Clocking K’s for R U OK?

This July, will be my 4th year of participating in K’s for RUOK?

Why you might ask?

For those who know me, suicide prevention and awareness is a cause that is close to my heart. I have struggled with my own suicidal ideations and raising awareness is my chance to  start those challenging  conversations and support others  to stay connected,and to help create a world where we're all connected and protected from suicide.

It can be challenging entering this space and putting yourself out there, but it is important to let you know...


I usually ride my bike to support K's for RUOK? But this year will be a little different. Due to us being in Thailand for the first 2 weeks, I have decided to  do a mix of swimming, cycling and running to get the ks clocked.

You know the drill:
🖤💛 By donating to my page you are helping R U OK? provide free, essential resources to schools, workplaces, families, and communities across Australia.

💛🖤By inspiring people to take the time to ask “Are you OK?” and listen, we can help people struggling with life to feel connected long before they even think about suicide.

So come join me on some runs (well more like a shuffle 🤣),  in raising awareness  and starting conversations


My Achievements

My Updates

The Sands, Khao Lak, Thailand

Friday 7th Jul
Day 7: RUOK? Today I am grateful for my daughter 💛🖤 During my swim, my beautiful girl joined me on a few laps. Swimming next to her on this fabulous Island fills me with gratitude. My daughter understands the importance of starting conversations and I know she will be a huge support to those around her.

Day 1: RUOK?

Sunday 2nd Jul
The storm has moved in, here in Khao Lak.

Living with anxiety and Depression is like constantly weathering a storm.

Anxiety can crash down like lightning, reminding you you never know when that bolt will hit.

Depression can take over your mind and keep you under rain clouds.

What I have learnt is that to weather the storm, we must be kind to ourselves. Trust that the bolts of lightning and rain clouds will soon move on. The sunshine will reappear and you will smile again.

Please reach out if you need support. 


Thank you to my Sponsors


Mel Welland


Jo & Dale

You're a bloody legend.... Always fighting the good fight. Proud of you mate. Xx


Susan Ainsworth

Great job Melanie


Mick Welland

Fantastic achievement Mel xx


Anna Clodfelter

You inspire me. Such an important campain and you're doing brilliantly. Enjoy those km's, however you complete them! :) Sending love xxx


Jack Welland