Cre­at­ing an at­mos­phere where staff feel able to speak up and be sup­ported

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

EAR­LIER this month the teams at Abel McGrath – The Prop­erty Peo­ple Leederville and Su­bi­aco took time out from their day to share lunch with their col­leagues and have a chat for R U OK Day.

In­spired by per­sonal cir­cum­stances, busi­ness oper­a­tions man­ager Dani McGuf­ficke or­gan­ised the lunches.

“My brother com­mit­ted sui­cide ap­prox­i­mately seven weeks ago,” she said.

“I also have a sis­ter who strug­gles with life and nearly took her life 11 weeks ago.

“Sui­cide pre­ven­tion is top of mind and, to be hon­est, still very raw for me.”

Ms McGuf­ficke had an emo­tional con­ver­sa­tion with the team at Abel McGrath – The Prop­erty Peo­ple Leederville, ex­plain­ing the dev­as­ta­tion her fam­ily was feel­ing.

“I am very grate­ful for the team that sur­rounds me and for the care and sup­port they pro­vide me,” she said.

“As a work­place, we need to show that it is OK for our staff to reach out to their lead­ers for sup­port.

“At our Leederville and Su­bi­aco of­fices, we have cre­ated an en­vi­ron­ment where our staff feel safe to speak up.”

Abel McGrath – The Prop­erty Peo­ple Leederville are also rais­ing funds for R U OK Day.

You can visit the of­fice at 247 Ox­ford Street, Leederville and pur­chase some R U OK mer­chan­dise or make a do­na­tion.

Top:The team from Abel McGrath Leed­ervile share lunch and con­ver­sa­tion on R U OK Day. Bot­tom:Abel McGrath Su­bi­aco en­joy lunch to­gether.

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