Today is the day when we have to remind everyone, especially in these tough times, to ask the bloody question, R U OK? September 10 is the day to make sure you keep a keen eye out for any signs of stress taking its toll on those working around you.
The trucking industry is already stressful enough and the added stress from the Covid-19 should make us even more aware of the mental health of those around us in the workplace.
R U OK? is a national suicide prevention charity dedicated to encouraging and empowering people to ask, “are you OK?” of anyone we suspect may be struggling with life.
Got a feeling that someone you know or care about it isn’t behaving as they normally would? Perhaps they seem out of sorts? More agitated or withdrawn? Or they’re just not themselves. Trust that gut instinct and act on it. Learn more about the signs and when it’s time to ask R U OK? https://www.ruok.org.au/signs
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 R U OK?’s 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.
Continuing its support, MaxiTRANS will again donate one per cent of the purchase price from all parts purchased, and new trailers or truck bodies ordered, on R U OK?
To add to the contribution, contact your nearest participating MaxiTRANS Dealer or MaxiPARTS Outlet today. R U OK? encourages anyone who is unsure how to have the conversation or approach someone they’re worried about to visit the R U OK? website.