You may have seen there is a blue tree near the 5th green at Whaleback. This is part of the Blue Tree Projects, which signifies that it's OK to feel a little blue and is a reminder that there are always people around to listen and help.
The first blue tree was on a farm in the Western Australian Wheatbelt. It was a practical joke to use up paint and see how long it took for someone to notice. One of the pranksters sadly took his own life some years later, so the tree was repainted by his family members as a tribute. His sister subsequently started the Blue Tree Project to encourage people to talk about their mental health.
There are now more than 150 trees painted blue across WA, and even across Australia and overseas.
By spreading the paint and spreading the message that "it's OK to not be OK", we can help break down the stigma that's still largely attached to mental health.
Visit the Blue Tree Project website to learn more.