Episode #08 – Listen and Check-in: R U OK?

Did you know that 2 in 5 young people aged 16-24 years have experienced a mental health issue in the past 12 months?

Being a university student or a grad is a challenging time in life, with career pressure, confusion about identity and changes in relationships. This can lead to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

It is important to talk about mental health, and R U OK? Day is a national day reminding Australians to have conversations with people who may be struggling with mental health. This year, it is on Thursday 8th of September, and the theme is ‘No qualifications needed’. Click on the link below to learn more.

In this episode, we have Rachel Clements, the Principal psychologist at the Centre for Corporate Health, and an expert panelist from the R U OK? Day Conversation Think Tank since 2014. She explains what the R U OK? Day is, and shares advice for promoting mental health wellbeing from her experiences consulting with workplaces in the public and private sectors.

3 things learnt:

  1.       Workplace wellbeing issues young professionals experience, and coping methods.
  2.       Best practices to promote mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
  3.       Letting go of barriers to asking, ‘R U OK?’.

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