Call to help repaint the Blue Tree in Charnwood Park

Community members can help give the Blue Tree, which raises awareness about mental health, a fresh coat of paint on October 9.

NEXT month the Two Rocks Blue Tree in Charnwood Park is having a makeover with installation of signage and a fresh coat of paint.

The Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association (TRYRA) event starts at 10am on Saturday, October 9.

TRYRA secretary Lorraine Jackson said people will be able to grab a brush and give the tree a new coat of paint.

The Coffee Van will be there and it will cost a gold coin donation to enter the

“Guess The Lollies” in the jar competition.

The Yanchep Community Men’s Shed will be cooking sausages for a free sausage sizzle and there will be free icy poles for the those young at heart.

On October 9 last year a dead tree in Charnwood Park was painted blue as part of the Blue Tree project.

The painting of the tree was scheduled to occur in October to align with WA Mental Health Week.

Community members were invited to attend and participate in the painting.

This was the first Blue Tree day.

Why Blue Tree?

Trees painted Blue help spark conversations and encourage people to speak up when they may be experiencing mental health concerns.

Blue Tree projects like the tree in Two Rocks offer significant community benefits, being a symbol of support and acceptance within the community that “It’s OK not to be OK”.

So the message of the Blue Tree is it’s OK to ask: “Are you OK?”

It’s a reminder for us to all stand strong and together.

It’s a reminder to encourage people to talk about mental health and suicide prevention.

Spread the paint and spread the word: “It’s OK to ask RUOK?”

For support, call Lifeline’s 24/7 telephone crisis support services on 13 11 14, Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

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