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Kendall Whyte Travels from Perth, WA

Kendall Whyte


  • Achievements
  • Bullying / Self Esteem
  • Female Speaker
  • Inspirational
  • Men's Health
  • Mental Health
  • Motivational
  • Wellbeing

Kendall Whyte is the 2022 Young Australian of the Year for Western Australia, and founder of Blue Tree Project, a grass-roots charity, making an impact across Australia. The mission of Blue Tree Project is to help spark difficult conversations and break down the stigma of mental health, by giving dead trees ‘a blue lease on life’.

Hear the story of how the painted blue trees that are dotted across the globe have become symbols of hope and conversations starters.

Kendall Whyte’s work is helping spread the message that “it’s ok to not be ok”. By speaking openly and authentically, she’s helping break down the fear of judgement that stops people seeking help for mental illness.

Key Points for Kendall Whyte

  • Kendall Whyte is the Founder & CEO of Blue Tree Project.
  • She is the 2022 Young Australian of the Year for Western Australia.
  • Kendall is a leader in the mental health space, recognised for creating an important initiative that builds awareness and starts a conversation about mental health.
  • She has appeared in the media, on podcasts, and articles using these opportunities to talk about her personal loss and the importance of destigmatising mental health.
  • Her project has gained a lot of attention from supporters seeking to help within their community. A mere few include BHP, Rio Tinto, Corrective Services NSW, UWA & Trinity College.
  • Kendall Whyte has been an admired speaker at many events including private corporate events (Brookfield & Fortescue), forums (BCCI Women’s Leadership Forum) and conferences (Zero2Hero Youth Conference).

Keynote Titles

  • Blue Tree Project Story + Workshop
  • Overcoming adversity and personal loss
  • Mental health awareness & education
  • Empowerment
  • Making change


Kendall Whyte is a passionate and inspirational presenter. She is both personable and engaging when speaking about her family life and the story behind the Blue Tree Project. Our staff were left feeling touched and motivated after watching her presentation.

Lotterywest & Healthway

Kendall Whyte was an ideal partner for our Site Mental Health Tours in October and November 2021. Visiting all our production and construction sites across the Pilbara, meeting our people in their work locations on site and presenting in the villages after work. Kendall’s genuine and vulnerable presentation style endeared her to many and opened conversations that have been life giving and ongoing long after she left site. Joining the crews to paint blue trees together was therapeutic provided a connection to individual healing and collective understanding, that is still present and talked about.

Fortescue Metals Group


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