Around a 100 Jillaroos, Jackaroos, staff, managers and owners from surrounding properties will come together, at Rocklands Station located near Camooweal, to announce the winners of the annual Co Colt Challenge on the 21 - 22 August.
Rocklands Station will host a formal dinner featuring Dan and Ed, co-founders of the social enterprise and tradie workwear brand, TradeMutt. Dan and Ed, with their lovable larrikin-ish style, will entertain and educate the crowd about their experiences with mental health and the importance of practising mental wellness.
The boys are bringing along their mate, Nick Sutherland from MyndFit, who will be available for a chat throughout the evening.
TradeMutt consist of brightly coloured work shirts that aim to make tradies, farmers and workers of all kinds, look and feel great at work.
The signature vibrant shirt patterns also have a more serious objective and act as a catalyst to “starting the conversation” around mental health in men - a topic that has previously been too challenging and difficult for some to discuss.
In the past, men admitting to having mental health difficulties have generally been as perceived as weak. Men are at least three times more likely to die by suicide than women and even more frighteningly, every day in Australia, almost six men die by suicide.
TradeMutt’s aim is to take a light hearted and fun approach to mental health, with the objective of helping people understand that, like physical health, we all have mental health.
There is a difference between mental health and mental illness, and through practicing mental wellness, we can be better versions of ourselves.
Each right pocket of the shirt, feature the letters YNWA, which is a tribute to Dan’s friend who was a diehard Liverpool supporter.
It is a reminder for anyone wearing one of these shirts, You’ll Never Walk Alone. TradeMutt hopes that this can encourage the much-needed cultural shift in Australian men to seek out and discuss any mental health issues.
It is a well-known fact that if intervention is sought early, we can save more young Aussie blokes and effectively lower the rate of suicide in Australia.
TradeMutt donates 5% of its profits to mental health and suicide prevention programs throughout Australia.