Nyrstar are Stars
As part of a 6 week Environment and Safety Incentive Scheme, partnered contracting firms of Nyrstar made a donation for every environment and safety incident free day they had on site during a recent turnaround project.
At the end of the project Nyrstar matched the contributions made. Today we went along for a presentation, and to collect a cheque for a whopping $15,000!
We cannot thank Nyrstar and all the contractors that donated along the way enough. Your contribution to suicide prevention here in Tasmania will certainly go a long way.
Congratulations for your focus on positive mental and physical health in the work place, it is a real credit to your organisation.
Welcome Ambassador Ben!
This month we officially welcomed a new SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY Ambassador to the team. Tasmanian born, and mental health advocate, Ben Hirst. Ben is an Ultra marathon runner and he has raised over $15,000 for us since he became a supporter in 2015. We look forward to working with Ben in the future. To read more about Ben go to ourFacebook page.
R U OK Day
SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY is proud to be supporting the R U OK National Conversation Convoy.
Our Founder Mitch joined the crew in Adelaide to assist running events, and to help spread this important message across the country.
Over the week they drove down form Adelaide into Melbourne, and then finished on Parliament Lawns for the early Hobart event on August 24.
Thank you to Brendan and the team for having Mitch and SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY be a part of such an awesome initiative.
R U OK Day is September 14 this year, but it is so important that every day we are asking the question.
Suicide Prevention Conference
Last month at the Suicide Prevention Australia dinner in Brisbane we won the LIFE award for Community Engagement. It is incredible to win a National award, and to be recognized in front of so many amazing people who work in suicide prevention was very special.
We couldn’t do this important work without the amazing support Tasmania continues to give us, so we are very grateful.
SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY Gala Ball
Thank you so much to all 578 people who sold out Wrest Point Hobart and helped us spread our vital message that nothing is so bad that you can’t talk about it.
To NAB, our platinum sponsor yet again who worked tirelessly to create such a perfect evening. to the committee Amanda French Brooke Batchelor Linda Crispin Karen Ford Kelley Jurgens Chantal Hopwood Jane Mannion Hayley Phillips
So many people to thank that helped make the night happen…
Stedfast, CGU Insurance, Trilogy Hair Design, Millingtons Funeral Directors, Batchelor Construction Group Pty Ltd, Southern Cross Austereo, Mercury-Walch Pty LTD, Intuit Technologies, Relationships Australia, Tasmania Creative, Grit, Voguish Design, Will Hodgman, Elise Archer, Rebecca White MP, Josh Willie MLC, John Xintavelonis.
Special mention to our MC the brilliant Georgie Love and our guest speaker Sam Webb who captivated the room with a message that we will all never forget.
We already can’t wait for next year!