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There’s someone to talk to at TIACS

Dahlsens is committed not only to supporting our own team to be well and thrive, but also those in our industry. This commitment is more important than ever before.

That is why we are now sponsoring the This is a Conversation Starter (TIACS) Alliance, a group of like-minded companies dedicated to starting conversations about mental health and offering support to those who need it.

How does TIACS do this? By offering free and confidential counselling services for tradies, truckies, rural, blue-collar workers and those who care about them.

Its mission is simple: to remove the physical and financial barriers that prevent blue-collar Australians and their loved ones from accessing mental health support.

TIACS was started by the founders of TradeMutt, Ed Ross and Dan Allen, after they realised just how many people were reaching out to mental health services and support, but received no reply.

Not wanting to sit back and watch as people who mustered the courage to ask for help were left unheard and abandoned, they started TIACS, which Dahlsens is now proud to support.

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  • Monday – Friday 8am-10pm
  • Qualified counsellors of various expertise, male and female
  • Phone and text counselling, convenient and private
  • No long wait list, same day response
  • Self-referral – no need for a doctor, contact them direct


Clients supported

The number of clients TIACS has supported with free mental healthcare services


Hours of conversation funded

The total number of mental health phone support hours TIACS has facilitated


If you or someone close to you needs support, pick up the phone and call or text TIACS on 0488 846 988

Find out more

Sometimes it can help just to have someone to talk to.

These shirts are a conversation starter.
Made by Trademutt, the funky shirts are designed to open up the conversation about mental health on site.