R U OK? Helping the vulnerable during Melbourne's lockdown.
It's been a tough year for businesses, not for profit organisations as well as invidividuals, most importantly our most vulnerable in the community. TES founder Matty Tyack with the assistance of Switchboard Victoria has been able to provide much needed care packages to some members of the community during these trying times.
“Everybody is doing it tough in Victoria, especially our most vulnerable in the community. I’ve been focusing my energies on helping others and I think that’s worked really well for my own mental health.” Mathew tells Star Observer. “In the first lockdown, it was hard for everybody, but I thought as bad as this is for myself being locked up there are people out there that need help more than myself. That’s how I came up with the idea of providing care packages to our most vulnerable in the LGBTQI community.” - Star Obersever Article.
Matty along with the Team at T.E.S are now looking at ways to increase reach across the community and keep driving home initaives like this to keep the community spirit high until we get a potential vaccine.
Matty is now looking to distribute The TES online course "How to start an online store" out to organisations to help those struggling with mental health - so stay tuned.
If you know someone who is in a similar situation be sure to reach out to them! A little generosity can go a long way!
You can read the full article here.