R U OK? Day – 2022
Perfect Labour Hire proudly supported R U OK? Day with a BBQ at our yard in Marrickville. Events like these spread awareness for mental health and fight the stigma about talking about it in the infrastructure sector and greater construction industry, while helping raise awareness for this amazing movement and all the work it does.
Construction is a male-dominated industry and workers are often faced with a fear of being judged as weak when it comes to opening up about mental health.
The Infrastructure sector is one of the most high-pressure environments in construction. With workers often working 10-12 hour days, 6 days a week.
Couple that with two long years of a global pandemic, bush fires, floods, rising costs of living, and rising fuel costs and you have a cocktail of scenarios that can easily lead to increased stress and mental health issues.
It’s important to ask the question, “Are you OK?” if you notice someone seems to be doing it tough.
By starting a conversation and commenting on the changes you’ve noticed, you could help that family member, friend or workmate open up. If they say they are not OK, you can follow our conversation steps to show them they’re supported and help them find strategies to better manage the load. If they are OK, that person will know you’re someone who cares enough to ask.
Ask “are you really, OK?” any day of the year
We encourage everyone in Perfect to find the time and confidence to check in with co-workers and ask, “Are you really, OK?” So please take this opportunity to check in with your Perfect team members and see how they are doing. You’ve got what it takes to have an R U OK? Conversation.
For more information on how to start the conversation and how to take action visit the R U OK Website – https://www.ruok.org.au
There is some really great information and material to help you to start the conversation and support services available.