The Burnie Dockers will play in a designed strip in round 12 against our arch rivals Devonport, to help raise awareness with SPEAK UP! Stay ChaTY and promote suicide prevention.
SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY is a registered not for profit charity that works to help prevent suicide by spreading the message that nothing is so bad that you can’t talk about it.
Mitch McPherson established the organisation after his younger brother Ty took his own life in 2013. Mitch shares his personal story of loss, in a bid to encourage others to speak up and seek help when they have issues or go through difficult times.
Since its beginnings in 2013, SPEAK UP! Stay chatTY continues to grow in its reach and participation by spreading the importance of seeking help and helping others when we go through tough times.
We are delighted to be a part of such an amazing campaign to help prevent suicide and mental illness.