Emergency services run for mental health awareness

Firefighters, paramedics and police are set to embark on a run from Mildura to Melbourne to raise awareness of mental health and break down stigma.

The 650 kilometre event, which starts on Saturday, runs through Charlton, Bridgewater, Bendigo, and Daylesford.

Ambulance Victoria, Victoria Police and Country Fire Authority members will join the Metropolitan Fire Brigade Charity Running Club in its attempt to raise $500,000 for the Black Dog Institute and Lifeline.