Rail – R U OK Day 2022
Perfect proudly supported a Rail R U OK? Day event with our valued clients Haslin. Events like these spread awareness for mental health and fight the stigma about talking about it in the rail and greater construction industry, while helping raise awareness for this amazing movement and all the work it does.
Construction workers are often faced with a ‘harden up’ attitude and fear of being judged as weak when it comes to opening up about mental health.
The Rail sector is one of the most fast-paced, high-pressure environments in construction. Often working long twelve hours shifts, day in, day out, night in, night out. The job has to get done so it can be delivered when possession has ended.
Add in 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 someone seems to be doing it tough.
We want everyone in Perfect to feel connected and supported through life’s challenges. You know better than anyone else the pressures your colleagues face each day. Because you see your workmates often, you’re in a great position to notice changes in their mood, behaviour, tone or appearance.
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 TrackSafe Foundation Rail R U OK Website – https://tracksafefoundation.com.au/event/rail-r-u-ok-day/
There is some really great information and material to help you to start the conversation and support services available.