Every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” if someone in your world is struggling with life’s ups and downs. 2020 has been challenging for everyone, making it more important than ever to stay connected with others. Reaching out to someone in need and being ready to listen can change someone’s life.
QUT trainee social workers Karen James-Pearson and Cheryl Golinski are hosting a Morning Tea with Q Shelter and sector stakeholders on Thursday 10th September from 10.30-11.30am to celebrate national ‘R U OK?’ day and help raise awareness of the importance of supporting each other’s positive mental well-being.
Attendees will share and hear helpful strategies for how to approach someone you feel may be struggling with life and hear tips from others about what they find helpful in working towards achieving or maintaining their own mental well-being. Free tip sheets will also be shared on Anxiety, Depression, Substance Addiction, Gambling and Eating Disorders.
What is your service doing? How are you checking in with staff and clients?”Let Q Shelter know via email and we can feature in our next bulletin to the housing and homelessness sector.
Information will be provided about support available to Q Shelter staff through their Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and encouragement provided to attendees to enquire about support provided through their respective organisations.
Q Shelter Member organisations may also be eligible for participation in a subsidised EAP program – visit Q Shelter’s website to find out more information.