Psychology and Allied Health Services

R U OK Day

R U OK is a charity with a focus on harm prevention and an aim to “Create a world where we’re all connected and protected from suicide.” 

Got a feeling that someone you know or care about it isn’t behaving as they normally would?  Perhaps they seem out of sorts?  More agitated or withdrawn?  Or they’re just not themselves. Trust that gut instinct and act on it.  Learn more about the signs and when it’s time to ask R U OK? here. 

By starting a conversation and commenting on the changes you’ve noticed, you could help that family member, friend or workmate open up.  If they say they are not ok, you can follow our conversation steps to show them they’re supported and help them find strategies to better manage the load.  If they are ok, that person will know you’re someone who cares enough to ask. 

R U OK? inspires and empowers everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and start a conversation with those in their world who may be struggling with life. 

You don’t need to be an expert to reach out – just a good friend and a great listener.   Use these four steps and have a conversation that could change a life:

If you feel that you or a loved one is struggling, contact our team at Minding Family Townsville to find out how we can provide further support.  

Please contact us on 47 238 221 to discuss pathways for referral.