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R U OK Day 2021 on the farm

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9 September is R U OK Day. You don't need to be a psychologist or a social worker to play a positive role in helping someone through a difficult, challenging time. Ask someone you know and care about: are you really OK? Start a conversation. Be a gentle, kind listener when a mate, a family member, a neighbour or a colleague is having a tough time. 

And remember to check in on yourself: R U OK? applies to you, too. 

R U OK is a harm prevention charity. They have resources on their website teaching how to have a conversation about good mental health and harm prevention. They suggest following these 4 steps: 

  1. Ask R U OK? 
  2. Listen 
  3. Encourage action 
  4. Check in 

Our farms -- Narrawilly and Croobyar -- are proud suppliers of fresh milk used in the production of Dare Iced Coffees. 

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Image 1: A milk tanker collecting fresh milk daily from Narrawilly Farm.

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Image 2: Jodi, farm manager of Narrawilly, and Step, checking in on each other today.

Primary production on farms is classified as essential work. And our team of young essential workers (and very early risers!) keeps the farms productive and safe, and the herds healthy and happy during a very challenging, stressful time for all of us in NSW and beyond.

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Image 3: Jodi, Jared, Tyler, Brad and a sneaky photobombing by a curious Holstein

If someone you know is struggling, show you care and ask them today: are you really OK? And if they are not -- and if you are not OK -- then that is OK, too. Stay safe, everyone.