Brightening the horizon with blue
There are more than 600 blue trees standing tall throughout the world from Pannawonica to City Beach, Kalamunda to Broome and Missouri to Manchester.
Mother Nature isn’t responsible for the blue branches, it’s the Blue Tree Project, a team seeking to spark difficult conversations around mental health. Blue trees are a symbol to stand strong and be able to branch out to someone you trust.
Inspired by a story told at Jayden Whyte’s funeral in 2018, Jayden painted a tree blue on his family farm in Mukinbudin to see how long it would be before anyone noticed the deep blue tree on the horizon.
Jayden was close with family and friends, with a promising life ahead. Unfortunately, loved ones weren’t aware of the extent of his mental health issues and didn’t have the chance to get him the critical support he needed.
A $15,000 Lotterywest grant is helping the team at the Blue Tree Project with essential resources to enable new ways of working during the pandemic, to assist people in the Wheatbelt and surrounding areas with their mental health and wellbeing.
Thanks to you, $292 million went back to the WA community last financial year, to help make an already great state, greater.
Towards information technology to support community research into family histories in the Peel Region.
Midland Information, Debt and Legal Advocacy Service Inc (MIDLAS), who are finding new ways to care for thousands of Western Australians in need, are one of the first community groups to receive support from the Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Towards equipment to support conservation activities for young people in the Noranda area.
Want to apply for a grant?
Every year we give grants to Western Australian community organisations who provide services, support and inspiration to make this already great state, greater. If you think you’re one of those, click below to find out how to apply.