There’s more to say after R U OK?

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Today is R U OK? Day, a national day of action when we remember that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?”.

Throughout this week BlueScope employees in Australia and elsewhere across our operations have participated in online forums and other activities looking at areas of mental health and wellbeing, and recognising the importance of asking R U OK?  In line with this year’s theme, discussions have focussed on knowing what to say when someone replies that they’re not OK.

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges for many of our employees and their families as the disruption to our normal way of life and economic uncertainty can lead to additional mental or financial strain.  Throughout this time we have introduced a range of initiatives to help our people, including increasing our focus on supporting employees’ wellbeing.