R U Really OK?

September 12, 2019

Here at Paynters, the wellbeing and happiness of our employees is second to none. We take mental health very seriously & pride ourselves on ensuring that everyone goes home with a smile on their dial.

Today is the day to reflect on how we as individuals can make a difference and help reduce suicide rates in our industry. By asking the simple question “Are you ok?”. Today, and every day.

R U OK? is an Australian non-profit suicide prevention organisation that advocates for people to have a conversation with others.

Some of our construction sites will be “Flying the Flag” this week as part of a suicide prevention campaign with Mates in Construction, which has become a symbol of the construction industry coming together as a community to make suicide everyone’s business.

In both our Brisbane & Townsville offices we hosted morning tea’s, making it a little bit more personable by asking staff to bring a plate on the day. It was a fantastic morning with an epic turnout! Thank you to all the staff that contributed, your efforts never go unnoticed.

If there is one thing to take away from today, it’s to trust your gut. If you suspect that someone is not ok please take the time to really hear them. Follow the steps here https://www.ruok.org.au/how-to-ask if you need a little guidance.