We’re always there to help. Let’s make sure we help each other and ask R U OK?
The Festive Season can be one of great joy – or great sadness. People who have lost loved ones, experienced a relationship breakdown or even had a stressful year can feel disconnected and might need some extra support. If you know a colleague has had a rough time in 2019 be the one to notice and show you care. Ask them R U OK?
R U OK? launched ‘Are they Triple OK?’, a campaign to encourage higher peer and social support for police and emergency services workers across Australia. An R U OK? conversation can change a life which is why representatives from agencies across Australia have shared their stories to promote a simple message: ‘We’re always there to help. Let’s make sure we help each other and ask R U OK?’.
‘Are they Triple OK?’ provides practical resources to build confidence in starting lifechanging conversations with police and emergency services workers both at home and in the workplace.
The campaign has been developed in response to Beyond Blue’s nationwide Answering the call study which found police and emergency services personnel report suicidal thoughts more than twice as often as adults in the general population. However, personnel with higher levels of social support and resilience reported lower levels of suicidal thoughts and behaviours.
‘Are they Triple OK?’ will encourage early intervention and help-seeking by providing police and emergency services workers with the skills and tools to begin an R U OK? conversation. It features storytelling from police and emergency services personnel and volunteers nationwide to ensure relevancy and to model the life-changing impact an R U OK? conversation can have.
Learn more and download the free resources at www.ruok.org.au/triple-ok