The first of what will hopefully be the many local suicide prevention walks will start this Sunday, April 11.
Former star rugby league player Shannon Nevin is bringing his Walk 'n' Talk For Life program to the region and the first walk is at the Narrawallee Inlet.
Well-known local resident Dave Rutherford is helping to establish the Walk 'n' Talk For Life.
In his role as the local 'milko' Dave has met a lot of people over the years.
Dave, sadly, has heard about people who have taken their own lives, which is why is he playing a role in establishing a local Walk 'n' Talk For Life.
Dave also heard and liked some of Shannon's podcasts.
Shannon is a former Manly and Balmain rugby league player and about six years ago, he set up a group called Walk 'n' Talk For Life.
"It was a suicide prevention walk I set up in Manly and I now have more than 20 different locations around NSW, the ACT and Queensland," he explained.
Shannon is also looking forward to setting up a group in the Ulladulla area.
He would love to see a big crowd at Sunday's inaugural walk at the Narrawallee Inlet.
"We are going to be meeting at the Inlet from 7.45am - everybody gets a free shirt and a free sausage sizzle," he said.
"So turn up and we are about connecting your local community."
He said it was a way to make friends and "walk and talk" your worries away.
Shannon said lives can be saved from events like Walk 'n' Talk For Life.
"It's amazing what happens when you get like-minded people that want to come together and join in your community with each other to walk and talk your worries away," he said.
Anyone can attend the event.
"You don't necessarily have to be struggling - you don't have to be going through depression, suffer from anxiety, or are suicidal - the walk is for everybody," Shannon said.
The former footy star said it was about the community coming together to support each other.
"Let's get this event going - I am super-pumped for it," Shannon said.
Dave is equally excited about setting up the Walk 'n' Talk For Life.
Once people register, it will be determined how regularly the walk will be held.
"I am happy to run it each week if we get the interest," Dave said.
The event could end up being a weekly or one each fortnight - the people get to decide.
Once a month they will hold a sausage sizzle.
Numbers to call if you or anyone you know needs help:
Lifeline 13 11 14
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
MensLine Australia 1300 789 978
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
Beyond Blue 1300 22 46 36
Headspace 1800 650 890
QLife 1800 184 527