What can you say to a co-worker?

Sometimes knowing what you can say, what it’s okay to say can be helpful. It can also make starting an awkward conversation with a co-worker who is having a tough time a little easier.

Consider saying…

  • Are you okay?
  • I can help you work through this.
  • You are a good nurse/doctor/social worker/OT working in a very complex environment.
  • I believe in you.
  • I’m glad we work together.
  • Please call if you need to talk about it.
  • I can’t imagine what that might have been like for you. Do you want to talk about it?
  • I’m here if you want to talk.