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Join the conversation and ask “Are you OK?

07-Sep-2017 By asking “Are you OK?” and starting a conversation you could make a difference to someone’s life.

Resource Industry Network is asking local businesses to be part of a national movement dedicated to helping create workplaces where workers feel connected and are protected from suicide.
Thursday, September 14 is R U OK?Day. RIN is asking business managers to bring their teams along to the R U OK? Day Breakfast BBQ to give them an understanding of how to ask ‘are you ok?’ and to show their support for those struggling with life. RIN will host the breakfast at the premises of CQ Field Mining Services in Paget. RIN General Manager

Adrienne Rourke said there was no more important question than “are you ok?”. “Meaningful conversations with our colleagues, friends and loved ones need to happen every day of the year. Starting these important conversations is the best way of addressing the increasing rate of suicide in our regional communities.

“At RIN, we hope that by encouraging businesses to bring their teams along to enjoy a light breakfast we will also encourage people to take the time to learn how to stay connected with each other. It’s really important that we all check in with mates and loved ones on a regular basis,” she said. The RUOK? Organisation highlights four simple steps that could change a life – Ask, Listen, Encourage Action, and Check In.

Their website, www.ruok.org.au, provides comprehensive information about how to ask someone if they are ok. Mrs Rourke said information about the Grapevine Group’s safeTALK suicide alertness training program would also be available at the breakfast. “We will be providing some information about the safeTALK program that will be run in our community in the coming months. safeTALK is presented by Livingworks’ qualified trainers and provides educational and factual information that encourages suicide alertness and promotes suicide-safer communities.

” The sausage sizzle breakfast will be available at CQ Field Mining Services, 19 Connors Rd, Paget, between 6.45am and 8.00am.
Entry is by gold coin donation and a free coffee van will also be on site.

For catering purposes, register at HERE

Media Contact: Adrienne Rourke, 0409 494 866