Need to speak with someone? Call or text TIACS on 0488 846 988

Trade Risk – Supporting Tradies Mental Health

We’re super proud to become a financial supporter of TIACS.  Or as they put it, a Legend of TIACS!

What’s TIACS?  You might not be familiar with the name, but you’ve probably seen the colourful shirts around.

TIACS donation

TIACS – This is a Conversation Starter – provides a mental health counselling service that is aimed primarily at blue collar workers in Australia.

Since their inception, they’ve helped over 16,000 people with free mental health support.

Trade Risk’s donation will help TIACS to provide mental health support to more tradies, along with truckies, rural and other blue-collar workers.

From our founder and managing director, Shane Moore:

“I’ve been aware of the TradeMutt and TIACS story for a few years now, and I’m stoked that we’re able to make our first proper donation as a business to support their great work.”

“Our financial contribution isn’t huge, but it’s enough to make a real impact and help more tradies access the support they need.”

“The strong loyalty of our own tradie clients has helped to grow Trade Risk, so it’s great to start giving back, and to grow that contribution as our own business continues to grow”.

From Head of Partnerships TIACS, Jason Banks:

“TIACS is grateful for the support from Trade Risk in becoming a Legend of TIACS. The financial contribution in which Trade Risk has made will provide 55 hours of free mental health counselling to the Australian blue-collar community. TIACS has a vision to be the mental health support service you tell your mates about.”


The TIACS story starts with TradeMutt, the social impact workwear brand founded by Dan Allen and Ed Ross, who both worked in the building industry.

Dan lost his best mate to suicide, and in a quest to raise awareness, the TradeMutt workwear brand was born.

The colourful TradeMutt shirts aim to raise awareness of mental health issues amongst blue collar workers and to help start conversations – with each shirt wearing the message “This is a Conversation Starter”.

From there TIACS was born, with profits from the TradeMutt brand helping to provide free mental health counselling for those who need it.

A group of businesses also provide financial support to TIACS, and Trade Risk is proud to join that group.

If you’re in need of mental health support, please call or text TIACS on 0488 846 988.

TIACS - Mental Health Support for Tradies