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RU OK? Start a meaningful conversation

RU OK? Day on 8 September is a national day of action to remind Australians that every day is the day to ask, ‘are you OK?’ and start a meaningful conversation whenever they spot the signs that someone they care about might be struggling with life.

RU OK? is a harm prevention charity that encourages people to stay connected and have conversations that can help others through difficult times in their lives. The organisation’s work focuses on building the motivation, confidence and skills of the help-giver – the person who can have a meaningful conversation with someone who is struggling with life.

RU OK? contributes to suicide prevention efforts by encouraging people to invest more time in their personal relationships and building the capacity of informal support networks such as friends, family and colleagues, to be alert to those around them, have a conversation if they identify signs of distress or difficulty and connect some to appropriate support, long before they’re in crisis.

Find out more at

For information and resources on suicide prevention, go to the Gippsland PHN website at and


For further help:

Head to Health Hubs :

Baw Baw – 197-199 Sutton Street, Warragul

Wellington – 12 Inglis Street, Sale. Free call 1800 595 212


If you or someone you know needs help contact:

Lifeline – 13 11 14

beyondblue Support Service – 1300 224 365

Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467

MensLine – 1300 789 987

Kids Helpline – 1800 551 800

Qlife – 1800 184 527

Yarning SafeNStrong – 1800 959 563

To access professional mental health support in Gippsland, speak to your local doctor.

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