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. n