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#CheckYourMates is a campaign run by the Operation Compass project
to increase well-being and reduce the rate of suicides in the ex-ADF community.

Launch of #CheckYourMates 2021 Campaign

WHY CHECK YOUR MATES?
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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.

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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.

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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?
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Connect to others

 

Make the time to meet. “Let’s catch up for a BBQ!”. “Let’s go fishing or for a run”

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Yarn to listen

 

Listen; don’t judge. “What’s been happening?” “How Have you been travelling?”

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Motivate to act

 

Encourage action and offer support. “I can take you to get some help.” “Let’s chat again in a week”

“One call or connection at a tough time can change a life…it saved mine.”

LET'S CATCH UP FOR A.....
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NEED TO TALK?
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WATCH #CHECKYOURMATES VIDEOS

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Remember to use the hashtag #CheckYourMates and tag OASIS into your posts.