Justin Geange an RUOK? Community Ambassador.
Tradies face a range of challenges across their working lives – from job uncertainty to financial pressures, intense physical demands and workplace culture issues. In an industry where stigma is high, these pressures can build up and impact mental and emotional wellbeing for tradies if they don’t feel they can talk to others about their struggles.
Justin who is a Tradie, a plumber, speaks openly about the experiences and struggles he had back in 2012, how his boss noticed a change in him and took the steps to help him to get help. This experience led Justin to joining with RUOK? to help others who are needing their story being heard and that it is OK not being OK. We explore some of life pressures that lead to Tradies not travelling so well and dealing with the struggles of life. Justin talks about some of the signs his boss noticed during hie struggles and how being out of character led to the conversations that changes his life.