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Vasse Blue Tree Project

September 7, 2020

Health and wellbeing are an important part of the Vasse Lifestyle. So, in understanding the role that mental health plays in our wellbeing, Vasse Estate is proud to be hosting a Blue Tree Project event.

Painting The Blue Tree Event

With the goal to remind our community that “it’s OK to not be OK”, the free event encourages residents to come together to help paint our blue tree.

When: Saturday, 3rd October 9.30am-12.00pm.

Where: Vasse Nature Playground, Amberjack Avenue, Kealy.

Once painted, the tree will be installed on the western side of future Business Park site. This will give the blue tree and its supportive message exposure to the many cars travelling along Bussell Highway each day.

Guests speakers will be encouraging open conversations about mental health.

  • Dave Barton is the founder of The Man Walk in Busselton. The Man Walk is an informal, weekly men’s walking group that encourages men to be active and promote talk and support for one another.
  • Jon Eddy is a key member of Shining Hope WA. Shining Hope assist people bereaved by suicide.

Both are advocates for de-stigmatising mental health in the community.

Headspace Busselton, who provide counselling and support services, will also be will also be available for a chat throughout the event.

“Our community identified the importance of health and wellbeing in our Inaugural Community Satisfaction Survey in 2019. So we wanted to bring the community together in aid of this initiative and spread the message of support for anyone with a mental health concern,” said Nicole Andrijevic, Community Development Officer for Vasse Estate.

You can also follow or share the event on Facebook.

About The Blue Tree Project

The Blue Tree Project is a renowned, national initiative. The aim is to raise awareness and break down the stigma surrounding mental health and wellbeing.

There are now 524 blue trees registered across the Australia – with the majority here in WA!