This Thursday is R U OK Day. R U OK is an Australian not-for-profit suicide prevention service that advocates and promotes people to have this difficult conversation with others. Tasman Rope Access encourages all our employees this week to make time to check-in with loved ones and mates.
In 2017, 2,348 men died by suicide; an increase of almost 10% from the previous year. This represents a rate of 19.2 males in every 100,000 Australian men that took their own life. Unfortunately, this is an all-too-common occurrence in the FIFO landscape.
R U OK recommends using these four steps:
1. Ask ‘R U OK’?
3. Encourage action.
For those who want to know more about R U OK or donate: www.ruok.org.au
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