Recently Allied Pumps participated in the national R U OK initiative that focusses on suicide prevention in Australia. R U OK Day usually held on the second Thursday in September reminds people that having meaningful conversations with mates and loved ones could save lives.
Throughout Allied Pumps, our people actively engaged in telling stories of people they have known that had taken their lives. The awareness raised by R U OK Day was widely embraced by most of the people we spoke to and we learned that so many of our people had been affected by the tragedy of suicide.
It was touching and sad to know that we have lost people in our lives and creating awareness of mental health and where to find help if needed is a positive step in further prevention of suicide. Remember, starting a conversation could save a life.