Sunshine Coast police are encouraging everyone to check in with family, friends and workmates and ask R U OK?
It’s a national day of action to remind Australians of the importance of connecting with others and protecting them from suicide.
Have you noticed changes in a colleague, friend or family member ? Perhaps they seem distracted or seem to have a lot on their mind?
If your instinct is telling you something is worrying them, start a conversation to see how they are going.
- Find a time that is convenient for them to have a chat
- Go for a coffee to get away from the office and other distractions
- Mention specific things that have made you concerned for them: ‘You seem less chatty than usual. How are you travelling?’
If they’re not ok, listen and don’t judge them and encourage them to connect with appropriate support.
For more tips to help a someone in your life, visit here.