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Are you feeling bogged, mate?

Updated: Jun 14, 2023

Many of you are well aware of the benefits of communicating in a clear and concise manner. The use of profession-specific jargon can cause a sense of isolation for the client. 'Industry-speak' can fail to build rapport and trust with a client, often resulting in a the client not engaging with you completely.

The unnecessary use of jargon also applies to Mental Health.

Meet Mary O'Brien, the powerhouse behind Are You Bogged Mate?

Mary's program aims to help address our country's high suicide rates in rural and regional areas. Her clear and concise messaging, wrapped up in an analogy that rural men and women can relate to, has been very well received.

Check out her video below. Her full story airs on ABC Landline, Sunday 12 July, 2020.

I encourage you all to think about how you can adopt a similar approach in your own workplace and check in with your mates. Are they ok?

If you or someone you know needs help:

📞MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978

📞Lifeline on 13 11 14


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