R U OK? Day 2018

R U OK? Day 2018

Thursday 13th September 2018 | R U OK? Day is a national day of action, dedicated to inspiring all people of all backgrounds to regularly ask each other 'Are you OK?'

It's a national day of action which aims to prevent suicide by encouraging Australians to connect with someone they care about and help stop little problems turning into big ones.

On that day we want everyone across the country, from all backgrounds and walks of life, to ask family, friends and colleagues: "Are you OK?".

Staying connected with others is crucial to our general health and wellbeing. Feeling isolated or hopeless can contribute to depression and other mental illnesses, which can ultimately result in suicide. Regular, meaningful conversations can protect those we know and love.

It's so simple. In the time it takes to have a coffee, you can start a conversation that could change a life.




HELP IN A CRISIS


The truth is, some conversations just become too big for family and friends. If you're worried about someone and feel urgent professional support is needed, contact your local doctor or the agencies below.

Like you, R U OK? is not equipped to offer crisis intervention or expert counselling and our website is no substitute for the professional care available from the following organisations:

13 11 14
Call 24/7 for crisis support

1300 659 467
People at risk of suicide, carers and bereaved

1800 55 1800
Counselling for young people
5-25 years

1300 845 745
Counselling service for people suffering grief.



When & Where


Date: Thursday 13th September 2018


Web Links

R U OK? Day 2018

www.ruok.org.au

www.facebook.com

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