Quentin the interactive question mark launched in Tasmania

ANSWER ASSISTANCE: TasRail chief executive Damien White with Quentin the question mark. Quentin will spend three days in Tasmania. Picture: Sean Slatter
ANSWER ASSISTANCE: TasRail chief executive Damien White with Quentin the question mark. Quentin will spend three days in Tasmania. Picture: Sean Slatter

There is no question about the value of conversation in mental health, and a new TasRail tool is helping to steer it in a positive direction.

Quentin the interactive question mark was launched in Launceston on Monday ahead of an eight-week journey around Australia for rail R U OK? Day in April. 

The device provides suggestions on how rail workers may be able to have positive reactions with their peers while on the job.

TasRail chief executive Damien White said the industry-focused concept was about fostering a culture of support and encouragement.

“In the rail industry, we do have circumstances on the job where people are exposed to trauma,” he said. 

“At the same time, everyone in their jobs has a reason to ask ‘are you OK’.”

Quentin is in Tasmania for three days.