On September 12th Buslink employees participated in R U OK? Day, whose vision is to create a world where we are all connected and are protected from suicide.
Over a morning coffee, Buslink employees heard and talked about the importance of watching out for their friends and workmates and starting a simple conversation like, “Are you ok?”
Suicide is a difficult topic to talk about however employees heard that, on average, 8 people in Australia take their own lives every day. A tragedy.
We don’t need to be experts, just good friends and great listeners. All events were well received and we hope the discussions around R U OK? provided everyone with some great takeaways.
Help is available from organisations such as Beyond Blue, Lifeline, Mental Health Australia as well as Buslink’s Employee Assistance Provider, Benestar.
For more information go to ruok.org.au