Thursday 9 September is R U OK? Day. Australians continue to face many challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, with uncertainty, changes to routine and separation from loved ones having a significant impact on mental health. R U OK? Day 2021 is a chance for everyone find out how the people in their world are really going.
The Stockland CARE Foundation is working with our partner R U OK? to help get the message out – Are they really okay? Ask them today.
Life's ups and downs happen to all of us. So chances are someone you know might be struggling. Your genuine support can make a difference whatever they are facing, big or small.
So, don’t wait until someone’s visibly distressed or in crisis. Make a moment meaningful and ask them how they’re really going.
Are they really OK? Ask them today. Your conversation could change a life
R U OK? as an organisation is helping people to knowing what to say when someone says they’re not OK and guide them through how they can continue a conversation that could change a life. You can check out the R U OK? Conversation Guide at https://www.ruok.org.au/how-to-ask
If you are concerned about someone, why not take this chance to sit down and check in with them. Remember, you don’t have to have all the answers, but you can sit and listen, and encourage them to get help if they need it.
If you are struggling, you can reach out to the below services.
Lifeline: 13 11 14 or lifeline.org.au
Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636 or beyondblue.org.au
Beyond Blue's coronavirus support service: 1800 512 348 or coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 or kidshelpline.com.au
Headspace: 1800 650 890 or headspace.org.au
ReachOut Australia: au.reachout.com