R U OK DAY- A conversation can change a life

R U OK day is on 9 September. R U OK is an Australian non-profit suicide prevention organisation. This is a national day dedicated to reminding everyone that every day is the day to ask “Are you OK”.  The aim is to prevent suicide by encouraging everyone to reach out to friends & family who might be experiencing personal difficulties. R U OK has developed the four conversation steps:

1 Ask

2 Listen

3 Encourage action

4 Check in

For more information visit the R U OK website https://www.ruok.org.au/

If you are experiencing mental health issues, Norfolk has a free call service to the following services:

– Suicide Callback Service – 1300 659 467 or www. suicidecallbackservice.org.au

– SANE Australia – mental health support 1800 187 263

– Beyond Blue  – 1300 224 636

A Message from the Norfolk Island Mental Health Awareness Group

To recognize Mental Health Awareness and RUOK day, The NIMHAG will be holding an odd socks and dog walk and motorbike ride on Sunday 12 September. The odd socks walk will commence at Kingston behind Emily Bay at 3 pm and the bike ride at 12.30pm at this stage. These activities will be followed by a sausage sizzle at a small cost. If interested in the odd socks and 4 legged friends walk please contact either David McCowan on 51350 or Melinda Hassen on 24219 and all you bikies can contact Roscoe Quintal on 50200 for catering purposes. Please support Mental Health on Norfolk in these trying times.

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