The Blue Tree Project is not as common as many other initiatives however it is just as important if not more so.

The organisations mission is to help spark difficult conversations and encourage people to speak up when battling mental health concerns.

By spreading the paint and spreading the message that “it’s OK to not be OK”, everyone can help break down the stigma that’s still largely attached to mental health.

World Mental Health Day is on 10 October and Loganlea State High School Year 8 Visual Art students were invited to take part in the ‘Blue Tree Project’ by giving two trees on campus a “Blue lease of life”.

Over 1,000 trees in the City of Logan have been painted blue to help spark difficult conversations and support mental health awareness.

“By spreading the paint, we are spreading the message that ‘it’s OK, to not be OK’,” said a spokesperson for Loganlea State High School.

“These visual reminders (blue trees) help us check-in with our friends and loved ones going through a hard time and even on ourselves.”

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