Speaking Engagements

Mitch and the team speak to community groups and workplaces to promote the SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY message. Mitch shares his personal story and the far reaching impacts that suicide has on families and communities.

SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY shares key messages that’s it ok not to be ok, where to find help, and how we can help each other out in tough times.

Speaking engagements can run from 30 minutes to an hour. There is no fee, but donations to help us continue our work are appreciated.

We acknowledge that the subject of suicide may be difficult for many people. Mitch delivers his personal story with sensitivity, and in alignment with existing best practice guidelines for safe language.

Download the SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY presentation pack

For more information call 1300 364 277 or email

To book a speaking engagement, please complete the presentation request form and send to

Schools Program

SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY delivers a free Schools Program for students Grades 9 – 12 that raises mental health awareness and builds student resilience and confidence to seek help and look after their mental health.

The team uses an evidence-informed universal awareness approach to deliver a strong message that it is ok not to be ok and that we can all play a role in promoting mental health at school.

The program is based around Mitch’s personal story, and incorporates storytelling, information-sharing and interactive activities.

The Program also offers free teacher and parent sessions to schools that build mental health awareness and information on how to help young people.

The Schools Program is funded and supported by the Tasmania Government Department of Education and offered to eligible Department of Education schools.

Download the Schools Program flyer

Download the Schools Program parent teacher resource and its reference list

For more information or to make a booking, call 1300 364 277 or email

Sports Program

SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY works in collaboration with the Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s Good Sports Program to deliver mental health literacy training to clubs across Tasmania.

The Stay ChatTY Sports Program facilitates an evidence-informed mental health awareness workshop to club players, coaches and managers. The workshop aims to help participants understand mental health, recognise signs and symptoms, seek help, and help out a team mate.

We also support clubs to run mental health sporting rounds.

The Sports Program sits alongside the Good Sports Healthy Minds Program, which helps clubs develop mental wellbeing policies and procedures to create an inclusive and supportive club environment.

For more information or to book in a session, contact us at, or call 1300 364 277.