TRUST THE SIGNS, TRUST YOUR GUT, ASK R U OK?
Thursday 12 September is R U OK?Day – a day when we’re reminded to ask, “Are you OK?” and to remember that every day of the year we should support people who may be struggling with life’s ups and downs.
At Ccentric, we are focused on mental health awareness and we know that regular meaningful conversations can make a difference and you don’t have to be an expert to ask how someone’s going.
This year in the build-up to R U OK?Day we’re shining a light on the times we should be asking our workmates, friends and family this important question. We want everyone in our workplace to know that if something’s up with someone you know – there’s something going on in their life or you notice a change in what they’re doing or saying– it’s time to trust that gut instinct and ask them “Are you OK?”
To spread this message, we:
- Hosted an afternoon tea for all staff to be made aware of the day and it’s purpose.
- Shared posters and information on when and how to ask R U OK? around the office. There is also information about where to go if you need support.
R U OK? is a national charity dedicated to inspiring all of us to have regular, meaningful conversations to support anyone struggling with life’s ups and downs.
You can learn more about the signs and how to ask R U OK? at www.ruok.org.au
Useful contacts for someone who’s not OK
Sometimes conversations are too big for workmates, friends and family. At these times, it can help to call upon these organisations:
13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service (24/7)
1300 659 467
Beyond Blue (24/7)
1300 224 636
1800 18 SANE (7263)