Life in Mind is taking a closer look at the newly developed R U OK? campaign and resources developed for those working within the hospitality industry.
R U OK? commissioned an Australian-wide survey of hospitality workers in 2018, and in response to these results, R U OK? developed a short, online course and a resource kit to support workers.
The short, interactive course was designed to help notice the signs someone may be struggling, how to find the right space and time to ask the question, and how to navigate the conversation if someone were to say, “No, I’m not ok."
Accompanying the online course, is a suite of free resources, featuring the tagline ‘Chances are one of your work family needs to talk’. These resources include:
- stickers for roster boards and common areas;
- conversation guide and
- social tiles
The campaign shows that supporting a workmate who's struggling is important and can start with a simple question, "Are you OK?"
Working closely with the hospitality sector to find better ways to ensure the industry is equipped to handle the pressures that come with what is an exciting, yet demanding, workplace is the aim behind the R U OK? Campaign.
The R U OK? resource kit can be useful to promote a positive culture within your workplace by recognising when someone isn’t doing ok, whilst knowing how to calmly and safely respond.
For more information on the short, online course visit: R U OK?
Access to the online resource kit can be found here.