WHY CHECK YOUR MATES?
Checking in with your mates, will connect you with what is going on in their life and if they are having a tough time, your simple act of calling or going for a coffee can make a difference.
The Defence Community in Townsville (serving, ex-serving and families) makes up about 20% of our community. While most are doing well, some are having a tough time.
We challenge you to Check 5 Mates. Those who are going well, challenge them to check five more mates. Those who may not be travelling well, encourage and support to seek help.
HOW TO CHECK YOUR MATES?
Connect to others
Make the time to meet. “Let’s catch up for a BBQ!”. “Let’s go fishing or for a run”
Yarn to listen
Listen; don’t judge. “What’s been happening?” “How Have you been travelling?”
Motivate to act
Encourage action and offer support. “I can take you to get some help.” “Let’s chat again in a week”