MTAA Super to target suicide prevention in new partnership with R U OK?
MTAA Super is proud to announce that it has joined forces with suicide prevention charity R U OK? as a major partner.
R U OK?’s mission is to inspire and empower everyone to connect with the people around them and support those who are struggling with life.
R U OK? and MTAA Super will collaborate on a new campaign that will focus on connecting people in the automotive industry, by encouraging them to look out for the signs that a colleague or friend might be doing it tough. In doing so, MTAA Super will support and encourage its members to have regular, meaningful conversations with those around them when faced with life’s challenges.
Recent analysis of insurance death claims by MTAA Super members over a six-year period, found that claims relating to suicide made up 13.5% of the total.
MTAA Super CEO Leeanne Turner said, “Given the demanding nature and rapid pace of change within the motor trades, work pressure and stress are heightened, negatively affecting individuals and those around them if left unchecked.
“We are very pleased to be launching this partnership with R U OK?. As the super fund for the motor industry, we know we can play an active role in helping combat mental health issues by developing practical and empowering tools that will enable members to take action when needed.”
R U OK? CEO Brendan Maher said, “R U OK?’s new partnership with MTAA Super will better equip their members with the skills to support someone who might be struggling with life, whether it be in the workplace or in their personal life.
We know that stronger relationships can create a safe environment for people to open up to each other and access appropriate support, long before they reach a crisis point.”
The joint MTAA Super RU OK? Campaign will launch in August 2018 and will be supported by a range of online and offline resources (posters, flyers, website) which can be accessed by anyone seeking to learn more or by businesses seeking to promote an awareness of mental health issues in their workplaces.