Jason Banks is the Alliance Manager at TIACS – This Is A Conversation Starter. TIACS provides early to mid-intervention mental health support to tradies, truckies, rural and blue collar workers and their loved ones right around Australia. TIACS has a mission to start conversations surrounding mental health among Australia’s blue collar workers while removing the physical and financial barriers associated with seeking mental health support. With 30 years of Retail Leadership experience with two of Australia’s biggest retailers in Coles and Bunnings Jason has a wealth of knowledge in managing large teams. Jason is no stranger to the building industry with 16 years with Bunnings as the State Manager for Qld and as the National Safety & Wellness Manager Jason understands how important mental health can impact those around us. Jason jumped onboard with the TIACS team to give back his experience and knowledge to a non-for-profit organisation that is making a real impact on everyday Australians.