Penrith locals are encouraged to start a meaningful conversation with friends, loved ones and colleagues in the lead up to R U OK Day on 8 September, 2022.
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith said that while R U OK Day raises awareness of how to start a conversation with someone who might be struggling, it is also a reminder that every day could be the day that changes someone’s life.
“Our friends, family members and workmates face life’s up’s and downs every day of the year.
“Getting that conversation started any day of the year and letting someone know you are there for them can be life changing,” said Stuart Ayres.
National harm prevention charity R U OK is working to inspire everyone to invest more time in the people around them and give them the skills and confidence to start a conversation with anyone who might be doing it tough.
If you or someone you know needs crisis support, please call Lifeline 13 11 14, or for local mental health services phone the NSW Mental Health Line 1800 011 511.
Local supports to name a few include: The Penrith Men’s Walk and Talk, The Penrith Women’s Walk and Talk, LikeMind and Headspace.
For conversation tips and more information please visit www.ruok.org.au.