THERE’S MORE TO SAY AFTER R U OK?
2020 has been a mighty challenging year for all of us. There have been unexpected and uncontrollable circumstances that have made it even more important for us all to stay connected. It is also even more important that if we are able, that we are willing and able to support those around us. In 2020, the R U OK? Day team have been focusing on assisting Australians to know 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.
It is so important that everyone understands that you don’t have to be an expert to keep the conversation going when someone says they’re not OK. By knowing what to say you can help someone feel supported and access appropriate help long before they’re in crisis, which can make a really positive difference to their life.
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 OK?” If someone says they’re not OK, make time to listen, encourage action and check in. That conversation could change, or even save, their life.
If you are struggling its OK to ask for support. Talk to a friend, family member, your boss, work colleague or book in to see your GP.
Lifeline (24/7 )
13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service (24/7)
1300 659 467
Beyond Blue (24/7)
1300 224 636
Kids Helpline (24/7)
1800 55 1800
1300 78 99 78
1800 650 890
Please call Panaceum Medical on 9920811 or Panaceum Seacrest 99239999 for an appointment if you need to see your GP .