R U OK? DAY

R U OK?Day is our national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone to ask, “Are you OK?” and to remember every day of the year to support people who may be struggling with life’s ups and downs.
This year in the build-up to R U OK?Day we’re encouraging everyone to Trust the Signs, Trust your Gut & Ask R U OK?
We want everyone to feel confident they know the signs someone might need support by listening to what they’re saying, seeing what they’re doing or knowing what’s going on in their life. Whenever you notice a change, no matter how small, we want you to trust your gut and  start an R U OK? conversation.

In support of this National Day Lake Haven Centre want to mark the occasion with a beautiful balloon display that asks Centre Customers "are you ok?"

There are 4 simple steps you can make:

  1. Ask - reach out to friends and love ones
  2. Listen - open your ears, mind and heart to others
  3. Encourage Action - explain with empathy the options available to them (see more detail below)
  4. Check in - reach out again soon to see how they have progressed (You may need to go back to step 2)

 

Options available? 

  • YOU - the friend or family member that has already opened up and allowed space for this person to tell you how they are feeling. Sometimes a pleasant friendly ear is all someone needs and once they talk it through they may feel better.
  • Their GP - Doctors are a great step to take in treatment. Medication and referrals to the right specialist can steer in the right direction.
  • Headspace - Book a consult and speak to them about options
  • RUOK? DAY Website
  • Lifeline call: 131114