A Conversation Can Change a LifeSeptember 14, 2023
Between work, life, and everything in between, it’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind, often not paying as much attention to our mental and emotional wellbeing as we perhaps ought to. With ‘caring’ being one of our core brand values, RUOK day is a timely reminder for the pack to take a moment to think about both others and ourselves and ask the question, “Are you okay?”.
This RUOK Day, we decided to work through some of our favourite mental wellness activities throughout the day.
We started off the morning by bringing the pack together for a rejuvenating yoga session led by Hayley, our resident yoga instructor. Yoga is known for its ability to reduce stress and increase mental clarity, making it a great activity to promote mental wellbeing. As we flowed through the poses we could feel the tension melting away and a sense of serenity washing over us, setting a positive tone for the day.
Then, we enjoyed a pot-luck morning tea (both in Perth and Melbourne!) – catered by some talented bakers in the office. The spread was enviable, and full of homemade treats – pancakes, brownies, cookies, cake, melting moments – with the more culinarily inclined among us putting on a show! This gave us a little mental break in our morning – some social time together as a pack, enjoying delicious food while sharing meaningful conversations with each other away from our desks.
We also shared useful RUOK Day resources with the team, attended a virtual event to help upskill our team in how to check in with each other (focusing on the message of ‘I’m here to hear’) and wore yellow in support of this important cause.
While today is a dedicated day in our calendars to check in with one another, we understand the importance of looking out for one another all year round, taking a step back, and asking the question (even if it seems tricky) – after all, a conversation could change a life.
If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally or has concerns about their mental health, there are ways to get help. Use these resources to find help for you, a friend, or a family member: