Busi­nesses back event

RIN hosts R U OK? Day break­fast

Daily Mercury - - OUT & ABOUT -

MORE than 120 peo­ple turned out to Re­source In­dus­try Net­work’s an­nual R U OK? Day BBQ Break­fast late last week, con­vey­ing the im­por­tance of check­ing in with friends and fam­ily. The net­work’s yearly event sup­ports the na­tional day of ac­tion, which aims to in­spire peo­ple to start con­ver­sa­tions and sup­port those strug­gling with life, and par­tic­u­larly their men­tal health.

At­ten­dees at the RIN event heard from two speak­ers who have been im­pacted by sui­cide in their fam­i­lies. Their mes­sage was about open­ing tough con­ver­sa­tions with fam­ily and friends and util­is­ing the re­sources of Mackay re­gion or­gan­i­sa­tions such as Grapevine Group. Peo­ple were re­minded that by start­ing a con­ver­sa­tion, you may just save a life.

Photos: Con­trib­uted

SMASH THE STIGMA: Mick Crowe, Greg Wil­liamson and Lawrence Man­ning at Re­source In­dus­try Net­work's R U OK? Day BBQ Break­fast on Thurs­day.

Janelle Scan­lan and Chrissy Evan­gelou.

The team from Mastermyne at the Re­source In­dus­try Net­work's R U OK? Day BBQ Break­fast.

The SEW Euro­drive team at the Re­source In­dus­try Net­work's R U OK? Day BBQ Break­fast.

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Guests lis­ten­ing to the speeches mark­ing the oc­ca­sion.

Mick Crowe and Whitsunday MP Ja­son Costi­gan.

The C-Res team at the bar­be­cue break­fast.

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