At assembly 2 weeks ago our Community shared some awareness about R U OK? Day.
In 2009, Gavin Larkin chose to champion just one question to honour his father and to try and protect other families from the pain he endured when his father died by suicide and left family and friends in deep grief and with endless questions.
The Wellbeing office held an ‘Open House’ awareness day on 12 September. At lunchtime, students chatted over some snacks and a milo and could collect some information to take away re strategies to support mates, family and themselves.
Got a niggling 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More agitated or withdrawn?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.
ASK THE QUESTION!
“Are you OK?”
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.
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