December 04th, 2019
The new “Are They Triple OK?’’ campaign has been launched to encourage stronger peer and social support for police and emergency services workers with Pinnacle Charitable Foundation the major funding partner.
The campaign is an initiative developed by R U OK? in response to Beyond Blue’s recent study that found police and emergency service workers report suicidal thoughts more than twice as often as adults in the general population.
“Are They Triple OK?’ provides the emergency sector personnel with the skills and tools to begin the R U OK conversation as an early intervention. It involves work colleagues, family and friends helping to provide support.
The Pinnacle Charitable Foundation is the charity partner of Pinnacle Investment Management Group. Ian Macoun, managing director of Pinnacle Investment Management, said the R U OK? approach was a powerful and simple way to break down some of the stigma surrounding mental health.
“Our police officers and emergency service workers are there for us all at times of crisis, so I believe it is vital we do what we can to ensure they too get the support they need,’’ he said.
Find out more at ruok.org.au/triple-ok
Funder: The Balnaves Foundation
Funding recipient: Guardian Australia
Award partner: Ninti One
Funders: Give Where You Live Foundation and Geelong Community Foundation
For-purpose: Kids Thrive
Award partners: Australian Communities Foundation, Australian Community Philanthropy, Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal & Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation.