R U OK? A CONVERSATION COULD CHANGE A LIFE

Labourpower is proud to support RU OK? the national suicide prevention charity.

RU OK? Day on Thursday 12 September 2019 is the national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone to ask, “Are you OK?” and to remember every day of the year to support people who may be struggling with life’s ups and downs.

At Labourpower, we believe that asking ‘are you okay’ is something we can all do to make a difference. As part of our commitment to each other’s well-being, we want to encourage the importance of regular, meaningful conversation.

Trust the Signs, Trust your Gut & Ask R U OK?
This year’s RU OK? Day theme is about helping everyone to feel confident that they know the signs someone might need support by listening to what they’re saying, seeing what they’re doing or knowing what’s going on in their life.

Whenever you notice a change, no matter how small, it’s important to trust your instincts and start an R U OK? Conversation following these four steps:

1. Ask are you okay?

2. Listen

3. Encourage action

4. Check-in

RU OK? It’s a simple question, but it can be a tough one to ask. So check out the RU OK? website where you will find some fantastic resources to help you feel more confident asking.

Self-care Is Important
Self-care is also really important but all too often people put the needs of their families, friends and work commitments before their own. RU OK? recognises that sometimes when life seems tough it can seem almost impossible to get back to that place where we are feeling good and hopeful for the future. Learn more about the self-care regimes some of the R U OK? Ambassadors that help them regain their sense of wellbeing and peace-of-mind.

#R U OK?
To help ensure that we’re all looking after ourselves and each other, Labourpower is giving you the chance to go into the draw to win a $100 movie voucher to Events Cinemas as well as a $100 movie voucher for a friend. Find out more information @Labourpower or @labourpower_rec

Get the Support You Need
At Labourpower, if someone approaches you and says they are not okay then we might be able to offer them access to our employee assistance program. If you’re worried about a colleague or you need help, then please contact your Account Manager or Labourpower HR.

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