beyondblue is proud to partner with Steel Blue and the launch of their new Blue Boots for men and limited-edition boots for women. To date, Steel Blue has raised over $75,000 for beyondblue.
With the launch of a new range of blue leather safety boots Steel Blue is taking steps to make a difference to mental health in Australia and support the work of beyondblue to provide advice, referral and brief counselling through their 24/7 Support Service.
With each pair of Blue Boots sold Steel Blue will donate $10 to beyondblue.
“Steel Blue believes that safety in the workplace extends beyond the physical, to mental health,” said Steel Blue’s CEO Garry Johnson. “We were really inspired by the opportunity to get involved with beyondblue and create this new product to engage our core market in a significant issue facing tradies today.”
Tough working conditions can contribute to an increased risk of anxiety and depression and suicide rates. In the transport, agriculture and construction industries, workers are about two times more likely to take their own lives than workers in other industries.
beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman said Steel Blue’s contribution would go towards beyondblue’s 24/7 Support Service that provides brief counselling and referrals to more than 150,000 people each year.
“Steel Blue’s support helps beyondblue to provide people across Australia access to free, life-changing support, advice and information from trained mental health professionals,” Ms Harman said.
We are grateful to Steel Blue for the support and excited for the partnership to make a significant impact on mental health in Australia.
If you or a loved one needs support, you can contact our Support Service by calling 1300 22 4636 or visiting our website.