As a parent, there isn't anything you wouldn't do for your child and given recent youth suicides, many are feeling alarmed.
This is why Australian pop icon Guy Sebastian and best mate Tim Freeburn will complete a 500-kilometre trek on foot from Wagga Wagga in NSW's Riverina region through to Goulburn, Mittagong and Casula in south west Sydney before arriving in Sydney's CBD.
The trek will begin in Wagga in a bid to honour the late Lauren Rafferty, a 12-year-old girl who lost her life to suicide earlier this year after battling school bullying.
The trek is part of the Sebastian Foundation's Step Change for mental health charity drive which is raising funds for Open Parachute, a school mental health curriculum program using custom produced documentary stories of real school-aged youth sharing their experiences.
"The Riverina area has had a lot of challenges and there are a lot of very concerning statistics, especially among the youth and especially in areas like Griffith," Mr Sebastian said.
"We specifically targeted Wagga as a sentimental place to start in honour of the beautiful Lauren, who was only aged 12.
"I've also toured a lot through that region and I've always loved coming through so it felt like a good place to start."
Mr Sebastian said, as a father of two, youth mental health is something he feels strongly about.
"Obviously, I have kids, that's the biggest driving force. I have a nine-year-old and seven-year-old and they're already presenting with challenges I couldn't imagine having when I was that age," he said.
Mr Sebastian said he and his wife, Jules, founded the Sebastian Foundation after having lost loved ones to their battles with mental health.
"We're really passionate about the mental health space, you hardly find a person who hasn't been touched by it in some way by mental health, whether it be themselves or someone they love," he said.
"Having unfortunately lost Jules' brother four days after our wedding and then losing someone very close to me myself, Luke, who was in my band and who was such a beautiful guy, we lost him too, so we knew we wanted to do something with mental health in whatever way we could, but we really love that we're focusing on a young age.
"We love that we are helping these kids to build a mental armour to face things and it's talked about, it's not going to come as a surprise.
"They're going to be equipped to handle these things and it makes us excited to be in that space."
While Mr Sebastian and Mr Freeburn are excited for their venture, knowing they will raise enough money to support thousands of children, 500 kilometres on foot will be no easy task.
"Wagga is 500 kilometres from Sydney, so, it's going to be challenging," he said.
"It's about 50 kilometres a day, which is more than a marathon, for 10 days. I'm not sure what's going to happen, I'm sure I'll be walking through some pain for a while but it's all for a great cause and to know we can put thousands of children through the program makes it all worthwhile."
And while Mr Freeburn is someone Mr Sebastian holds in high regard, the long days together may also prove challenging.
"Tim's not just my best mate, he's our partner and he's an incredible asset, not just to me as a mate but he always looks out for others," Mr Sebastian said.
"He's a really good person, but on the flip side he's also a punishment to be around for 12 to 13 hours a day walking with, so, I don't know how I'm going to handle that," he joked.
"Tim doesn't shut up, so I'm going to bring some noise-cancelling headphones with me.
"We're trying to find a whole lot of podcasts which will be good and we're bringing wheelie bins with us to feel with ice just to try and bring the swelling down of the nighttime.
"Doing 50 kilometres every day and backing it up, once you get to day three or four, it's quite a challenge."
Mr Sebastian's game plan is to keep on going until his "body drops".
"We're finishing on the set of Sunrise, so we will walk 50 kilometres and end up collapsing on the set of Sunrise," he said.
More than anything though, Mr Sebastian and Mr Freeburn are just excited to be supporting a good cause, with $30 raised enabling one child to be put through the Open Parachute program.
"The beauty of the program is that it's a peer to peer program developed by psychologist Hayley Watson," Mr Sebastian said.
"Our paths crossed, she met Jules actually at a mentoring for young girls programs, and as we started learning about the Open Parachute program.
"We learned it was the most well presented and well-researched program we had come across, but I also loved the peer-to-peer element of it.
"What they do is, they do these video packages where kids are actually talking about the issues they have faced, and they give all these different examples of bullying, but also anxiety, depression and self-harm, all of the things that are right across our youth and in schools at the moment.
"The beauty of it [the program] is that it's coming from kids.
"As an adult, you try and tell your kids about stuff but they know you can grow up facing things like, I did this stupid thing and it got shared across TikTok and now everyone knows and I'm getting all these direct messages [DMs] saying you're this and you're that, now, we didn't have to face that as a kid.
"We might have cared about a handful of people having access to us and giving us their opinion but bullying has ramped up and I think the response needs to ramp up to tackle the issue.
"After the kids watch the videos they have a really structured discussion time, they're talking about it in an in-the-moment session, it's normalised, and what I love about it is that it highlights that the bullies who do those things are doing it because of their own issues.
"It's such a beautifully well-thought-out program and it's only $30 for one child."
To make a donation visit sebastian.grassrootz.com/step-change.
If you, or someone you know, needs mental health support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.