Reach out in challenging year

IT has been a challenging year for everyone and adverse circumstances such as bushfires, floods and the Covid-19 pandemic, have made it even more important for us all to stay connected and, for those who are able, be willing to support those around us.

Are you okay? This simple question could be the thing that makes someone recognise that they need help and could even save their life.
R U OK Day is a national day of action in September, with this year’s on Thursday, September 10, dedicated to reminding people to ask family, friends and colleagues the question, “R U OK?”, in a meaningful way, because connecting regularly and meaningfully is one thing everyone can do to make a difference to anyone who might be struggling.
How have you been since we last chatted? This is an ideal question to ask if you feel like something’s not quite the same with someone you know – there’s something going on in their life or you notice a change in what they’re saying or doing – trust that gut instinct and take the time to ask them “Are you okay?”.
That conversation could change, or even save, their life.
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