Here at Stay ChatTY we will never truly know the positive impact we have had on the Tasmanian Community in the past 10 years.
But what we do know is that one person’s dedication to break down the stigma around suicide and spark conversations has definitely created a positive ripple effect here in Tasmania.
It’s the kind emails, the quiet conversations after a presentation and the community wearing our merchandise that reminds us we have made a difference over the last decade
Our small team continue to deliver an average of 250 education & awareness sessions annually within sporting clubs, schools, workplace and community groups. Those conversations are shared with thousands of people every single year, choosing to show and and share in our sessions!
Over 82,000 of the iconic Stay ChatTY sticker have been shared with our community; and you cant go far in Tassie without seeing one on the back of a car, work ute or piece of machinery.
Through the most tragic of circumstances Mitch dedicated his life to positive change in the space of suicide & mental health – its OK to not be OK, let’s all continue to speak up when things get tough.
10 years on from Ty’s death, our work is only just beginning, and we will continue to honour and draw inspiration from everyone in our community we’ve lost or who has lost someone, and do all we can to continue to spark as many conversations as we can in the years to come.
If you or someone you know needs support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.