Blue Tree Project began as a grassroots project and has now flourished into a not for profit, making an impact. Our mission is to help spark difficult conversations encouraging people to speak up when battling with mental health concerns. We are raising awareness of mental wellbeing by painting trees blue. By spreading the paint and spreading the message that 'it's ok to have a blue day' - we hope to help break down the outdated prejudice and stigma that is still largely attached to mental health.
The 'Blue Tree Project' was inspired by Jayden Whyte (aka Jaydo, Rex) painting a tree blue on his parents' farm, as a bit of a practical joke.
Sadly Jayden took his life in November 2018. He was a loved son of Grant and Adrienne, brother of Kendall and Erryn, grandson, cousin, a great friend of many and will be forever missed by family, friends, his community and the lives he touched.
At Jayden's funeral his great friend, Tjarda, shared the Blue Tree story and inspired a community to paint blue trees in memory of Jayden to send a message that we are never standing alone, there is always love, hope, support and brighter times ahead.
Jayden's cousin, Jared and best mate, Simon, have painted a giant tree in the middle of Simon's father's farm and encouraging individuals and communities to paint a tree blue, and spread the message of love, hope, support and strength.
Problems can be fixed. People can't be replaced.
Every donation helps and makes a significant impact on mental health in Australia, so thank you for your generosity. Click the 'Donate' button to donate and you will automatically receive a receipt.
We are stronger than we believe, braver than we think and loved more than we know.
Website for more info: www.bluetreeproject.com.au