R U OK? Day

Today on R U OK Day we’re reminded to check in on our loved ones and see how they’re doing.

This year, Australians are being encouraged to not only ask their loved ones if they’re ok, but also listen with an open mind if they say they’re not, encourage action – like calling one of the below numbers to chat to a professional – and check in with them again later on down the track.

A lot of us are having a rough time at the moment, so knowing what to do when someone says that they’re not okay can make a world of difference – even if it’s just being there to provide support in these challenging times.

For more resources on how to have the conversation, head to https://www.ruok.org.au/how-to-ask

Key Contacts
Lifeline Australia – 13 11 14
Beyond Blue – 1300 22 4636
Switchboard – 1800 184 527
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 (24 hours a day)
Local Service Finder http://www.health.vic.gov.au/mentalhealthservices/