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R U OK Day Catering in the workplace

August 24th, 2022

R U Ok Day in 2022 is on 8th September and each year it is held on the 2nd Thursday of the month. The campaign was started by Gavin Larkin whose father took his own life in 1995 with no warning and left the family devastated and wondering what they missed. Gavin started the campaign to protect other families from the deep grief and questions left behind, to honour his father and start a conversation with a simple question – Are You Ok?

With the busy lives we all lead, the pressures of work, finances, family and especially the challenges the covid pandemic has created for us all, this year is more important than ever to recognise R U Ok Day.

It is a simple question that can have such a big impact.

Staying connected with friends, family and colleagues over a meal provides a safe space that can lead to reduced suffering, reduced suicide rates and increased morale.

Hosting an R U OK day event doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Working with an experienced caterer who can offer food and beverage solutions that will suit your workplace is a must. Gathering for a shared meal is the perfect opportunity to check in with your team and ask them how they are going. Lock downs and working from home provided so many challenges and separation among colleagues, so what better time than to get everyone together to check in and ask R U Ok?

Gathering everyone together, still in a covid safe way is a great way to boost morale and make your staff feel part of the work community.

What catering should I get for my R U OK Day workplace gathering?

Whether you want to provide individual catering options or shared platters, Flavours Catering & Events has something for everyone. For something more interactive, why not consider a live cooked bbq, where we come to your workplace and take care of all the details, allowing you to focus your attention on your team, not preparing the catering.

Do you hold daily tool box talks? Why not provide your team a nutrition breakfast with our Wellbeing Breakfast box to start their day right. Thinking that morning tea might better suit your workplace? We have a range of share platters or individual boxes suited to any budget and taste, including all those dietary requirements

Flavours have some great R U Ok day catering options including cupcakes available in either share or individual boxes. For a great gift idea, why not surprise your team by placing a boxed cupcake on their desk before the arrive to work for the day – a simple and affordable gift to your team to let them know you care about them.

Through a shared cup of tea or coffee,  a lunch or morning tea together, this can provide someone the opportunity to open up. Over a toolbox talk, bbq lunch, or morning tea gathering your staff may feel comfortable to speak with a colleague within the casual setting. Just one conversation could save a life !

Hosting an R U OK Day Event in your workplace

Hosting an event to recognise R U Ok day is a great initiative that a workplace can do to demonstrate to their employees that they care about their mental health. It is a positive way to bring people together and share the R U Ok Day message. To promote a healthier work environment and happy employees who feel their workplace is a safe space to be open about any worries they may be experiencing

You can register your event plans with R U Ok to get merchandise support https://www.ruok.org.au/events  and for your R U Ok Day catering in Sydney, contact Flavours Catering and Events friendly team on 1300 368 605 or email us on info@flavourscatering.com.au


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