Thursday 10 September is R U OK?Day – and a reminder that on every day of the year we should support people who may be struggling. But there’s more to say after R U OK? If someone says they’re not OK make time to listen, encourage action and check in.
To help people keep the conversation going when someone says they’re not OK we’re encouraging everyone to learn what to say after R U OK? To spread this message, we’ll be sharing information and resources that guide you through what to say after R U OK?
If you would like to see the resources available from Bentleigh FNC please visit our Player Resources page: https://www.bentleighfnc.com/covid-19-resources
Using this page we want to encourage people to keep an eye on themselves and their mates, we have resources available to everyone to help achieve this. Using these resources we want to help people focus on all aspects of their wellbeing.
If you need immediate crisis or emotional support you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or [If have local support service include the details here]. R U OK? is a national charity dedicated to inspiring all of us to have regular, meaningful conversations to support anyone struggling with life’s ups and downs. You can learn what to say after R U OK? at www.ruok.org.au
Useful contacts for someone who is not OK Encourage them to talk to a trusted health professional or call on these Australian crisis lines and professionals:
Lifeline | (24/7 ) 13 11 14 | lifeline.org.au
Suicide Call Back Service | (24/7) 1300 659 467 | suicidecallbackservice.org.au
Beyond Blue (24/7) | 1300 224 636 | beyondblue.org.au
Kids Helpline (24/7) | 1800 55 1800 | kidshelpline.com.au