Blue Boots helping beyondblue

by Kylie Field

Oct 03, 2017



beyondblue have partnered with Steel Blue to launch their new Blue Boots for men and limited-edition boots for women.

With the launch of a new range of blue leather safety boots Steel Blue say they are 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 and 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 chief executive officer 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 and in sectors like the transport, agriculture and construction industries, workers are two times more likely to take their own lives than workers in other industries.

beyondblue chief executive officer Georgie Harman said Steel Blue’s contribution would go towards beyondblue’s 24/7 Support Service that provides grief counselling and referrals to more than 150,000 people each year.

“Steel Blue’s support helps beyondblue provide people across Australia access to free, life-changing support, advice and information from trained mental health professionals,” Harman said.

 

Image sourced from Flickr cc: mattwalker69

 


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