REINSW’s community partner, R U OK?, is travelling 14,000 kilometres and visiting 25 communities across Australia to inspire Aussies to connect with their community.
Departing Geelong on 30 July 2018, the R U OK? Conversation Convoy will cross into NSW at Lismore on 3 September 2018.
From there, the convoy will travel to Grafton, Inverell, Newcastle, Young, Griffith and Canberra, arriving in Sydney on R U OK? Day on 13 September 2018. The final event in Sydney at Barangaroo Reserve will feature performances from Casey Donovan and Travis Collins, and visits from actor Jack Thompson and actor and comedian Celeste Barber.
R U OK? and REINSW
At the commencement of her presidency, Leanne Pilkington chose R U OK? as the 2018 community partner for REINSW.
“Mental health is a huge issue, and depression and anxiety are becoming more prevalent in the real estate industry,” she says.
“Real estate agents deal with people at their most stressed and people are not always buying and selling houses for happy reasons. If you're going through a difficult time yourself, it can be a very challenging profession.”
This year, REINSW’s fundraising goal is $50,000. Funds raised at the Novice Auctioneers Competition contributed $25,000 towards the target.
The 2018 Women in Real Estate Conference and REINSW Awards for Excellence also proudly support R U OK?.
How can you get involved?
The R U OK? Conversation Convoy aims to inspire you to invest time in the people around you and give you the skills, motivation and confidence to start a conversation with someone you’re worried about.
R U OK? understands that asking “R U OK?” can be daunting and that you may not know how to respond if some says they’re struggling. But you don’t have to be a counsellor to show you care.
Come along to a Conversation Convoy event in your area to learn how to ask, “R U OK?” and connect with your community on an issue that affects our industry.