Let's talk about mental health

TradeMutt founders Dan and Ed at Goondiwindi's OK Milk Bar on Friday.

TradeMutt founders Dan and Ed at Goondiwindi's OK Milk Bar on Friday.

Mental health has been at the forefront of conversations throughout July.

Locals have been donning TradeMutt shirts each Friday as 'conversation starters' with the aim to spread awareness and encourage people to speak out, and seek help if needed.

One local business has noticed the intrigue of customers. "It's not just the tradies but the travelers passing through too," OK Milk Bar's Janelle Faulkner said.

"It really is amazing how much of a conversation starter the shirts are. People really are interested to hear about their purpose," she said.

"I think everyone knows someone who is suffering with their mental health, whether that be a staff member, family or friends."

OK Milk Bar will be continue to support the TIACS Foundation by donating $1 from every coffee sold each Friday. TradeMutt founders Ed Ross and Dan Allen popped into OK last week. "They were exceptionally appreciative," Janelle said. "And just great guys; really easy to talk to," she said.

The guys were on their way to the 'This is Our Conversation' event hosted at Customs House on Friday afternoon by the team at Lucy Walker Pharmacy.

If you or someone you know needs assistance you can connect with a mental health professional via the This is a Conversation Starter Foundation by calling or texting 0488 846 988.