2020 has been a challenging year for everyone and circumstances have made it even more important for us all to stay connected and, for those who are able, be willing to support those around us.

Managing the mental health and well-being of our staff is of high importance for Paynters. We aspire to create a safe workplace where employees are supported and feel it’s OK to speak up and ask others if they are OK.

Across Queensland, the Paynters offices are showing our support for mental health awareness with an organised ‘R U OK?Day’ morning tea.

Out on site, some of our teams will be Flying the Flag this week in support of the suicide prevention campaign with Mates in Construction (M.I.C). Paynters have engaged our subcontractors, suppliers and site staff in toolbox talks this morning, with our M.I.C Connectors outlining the simple steps to an R U OK?

If you feel like something’s not quite the same with someone you know – there’s something going on in their life or you notice a change in what they’re saying or doing – trust that gut instinct and take the time to ask them “Are you OK?” If someone says they’re not OK, make time to listen, encourage action and check in. That conversation could change, or even save, their life.

Click here https://www.ruok.org.au/how-to-ask to learn more about how to ask someone if they are OK.