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“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
John 14:27 [NKJV]

Here are some core resources you can use as a foundation to help yourself, and others. With many thanks to the wonderful Not-For-Profit groups who provide so many resources.

RUOK Initiative

RUOK? is an Australian organisation who aim to “inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.”

How to Ask

A guide on what to say after “R U OK?”

Mental Health RUOK What to say next guide

How conversations can make a difference. Did you know?

  • Life’s challenges can leave people feeling helpless, hopeless, afraid, disconnected and at genuine risk
  • Early-intervention and open communication can reduce stigma, break down barriers and build trust which in turn promotes long-term, positive behavioural change that saves lives now and into the future
  • A simple way to provide support is by genuinely asking “Are you OK?” and being prepared to have regular meaningful conversations to help someone who might be struggling to feel supported when confronted with challenges in life whether at home, work, school or in sport.

Signs you should ask

When is it time to ask R U OK?
If you’ve noticed a change, no matter how small

If you feel like something’s not quite the same with someone you know – there’s something going on in their life or you notice a change in what they’re doing or saying – trust that gut instinct and take the time to ask them “Are you OK?”

By acting as ‘eyes and ears’ and reaching out to anyone who’s going through a tough time we can show them they’re supported and encourage them to access help sooner.

Resources & Contacts

If you or anyone you know needs help:

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