Today is R U OK? Day - a conversation could change a life...
A reminder to check in on one another, to listen, and to support those around us. It is crucial to foster open conversations about mental health and well-being. These times may be challenging, so please read on to ensure that you have the resources and support that you, or your loved ones may need.
By asking the question, R U OK? you can make a difference. Here's how...
Or you can watch this short video to see how to open the conversation...
Here are a few resources and initiatives you may find helpful:
24/7 crisis lines
You can call these crisis lines 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you or someone you are with is in immediate danger, please call 000 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.
Talk to a trained mental health professional any time of the day or night. Calls are confidential. They will listen, provide information and advice, and point you in the right direction to seek further support.
24-hour crisis support telephone service. Lifeline provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.
A telephone counselling support line for children and young people ages 5 to 25 and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A mental health professional will answer your call about mental health concerns for you or someone you are concerned about, including children, teens, adults and older people.
National services that provide free 24/7 phone, video and online professional counselling to people who are affected by suicide.
If you would like to talk through difficult issues, and work on ways to improve things in your life, get in touch with me to book an appointment either in person, or online.
ph:0414 99 66 13
Vanessa Steele: counsellor, mum, partner, blogger... listening and learning every day.