R U OK? Day is a celebrated day which reminds us to empower everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them. This year’s key message is to double check – are they really ok? The default response to this might be ‘I’m fine’, but we can make the effort to dig a little deeper and lend a supportive ear!
Previously we have encouraged those in
the workplace to start a conversation with others, and raise awareness of
mental health through fundraising morning tea events, sharing our favourite
recipes that bring us comfort and reaching out to the people in our lives.
We can all create a supportive
workplace culture where people feel confident asking and answering this simple
yet important question. If you have some time today, check in with friends,
family and loved ones – remember you don’t need to be an expert to reach out –
just a good friend and a great listener!