R U OK Day
. We held a couple of small events for staff, both to raise awareness, and raise money for the charity.
This morning we held a morning tea at the Civic Centre, then when the trucks rolled back into the depot this afternoon to finish for the day we put on a gold coin donation sausage sizzle. CEO Mark Withers spoke to staff about the importance of looking after their mental health and that of those around them. Ben from our Employee Assistance Program then spoke about the services on offer for employees to look after themselves, and also the services available for those people they may encounter in the community who might require assistance.
Staying connected and having meaningful conversations is something we can all do. You don't need to be an expert - just a good friend and a great listener. So, if you notice someone who might be struggling - start a conversation and ask them "RUOK?".