Today is the official RUOK day, that day once a year when the spotlight is shone on mental health and what we can all do to support those doing it tough on the mental health front.
Those 4 simple steps can make such a difference:
- Ask RUOK?
- Encourage action
- Check in
And please here are 4 things that you don’t want to do:
- Don’t tell me to cheer up.
- Don’t be judgmental, telling me what my problem is.
- Don’t be instructional, telling me what I must do.
- Don’t give up on me – just being there helps.
20% of people have mental health challenges so the odds are that 1 in 5 people in your workplace do too.
In our Better Workplace Projects, we help employers and employees to develop high performing, caring and supportive workplaces where peoples’ wellbeing is a priority because it is both the morally right and the commercially smart thing to do.
We want you to “Make every day RUOK Day” but also to reduce the incidence of mental health problems by having a great place to work. Don’t let your workplace be a contributing factor to Australia’s mental health challenge.
These are some of the tools that we use in our Better Workplace Projects.
Give me a call on 0438 533 311 if you would like to learn more about how we might help.