R U OK? Day is a national day of action highlighting the importance of starting conversations with colleagues, friends and family members around mental health.
The staff at GroundProbe participated in a range of activities known to help improve mental health and were encouraged to check-in with each other and start meaningful conversations to make sure their colleagues are okay.
After starting the day off with a yoga session led by Aleisha Hughes (Business Administration Assistant), GroundProbe staff shared a bite to eat and listened as Neil Cordon (Senior Manager – Supply Chain and Reliability) gave tips on maintaining positive mental health and well-being.
Talking about GroundProbe’s involvement, Lauren Cameron (HR Advisor) stated “On average, a person spends up to 4821 days at work over the course of their life.
“It’s important for us not to just recognise R U OK? Day as just a day, but to make sure that we have a long-term commitment to employee health and well-being in the workplace.
“We want to normalise meaningful conversations and create an environment at GroundProbe that makes our staff feel confident and safe to ask each other if they are feeling okay.”
Staff were also treated to a special visit from Walter, Reuben and Tilly from Animal Welfare League QLD for puppy cuddles and conversations around companionship and mental health.
R U OK? is an Australian non-profit suicide prevention organisation, inspiring people to have regular, meaningful conversations with friends and loved ones.
To learn more about R U OK? and how they support prevention, visit their website www.ruok.org.au