R U Ok?
R U Ok? aims to inspire all Australians to take responsibility for people in their lives who may be struggling and need an opportunity to say "I'm not ok" to a friend or family member.
Council R U Ok? Local Champion project works to help people recognise, understand and support someone who may not be ok.
Bundaberg Regional Council worked in partnership with ruok.org.au in bringing an idea into reality for our region on Thursday 8 September 2016.
A special morning tea was held with not only our Local R U Ok champions, but Olympic and Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist, Libby Trickett to open Australia first Community Conversation space. Since then we have open spaces in Gin Gin at the Old Neighbourhood Centre and Childers Library.
Local Champion Project
Council can provide community groups, services and businesses with an information session on how to have the R U OK? Conversation.
The session covers the key parts of an R U Ok? Conversation: Ask, Listen, Check in and encourage. We also provide you with information on some of the support services that are available to help.
Once you have done the session, you become an R U Ok? Local Champion. With this you can get involved with future R U Ok? projects, like R U Ok? Day each September or just use the information to support your friends, family and co-workers.
The work does not stop here with Council continuing to work with R U Ok? and our local champions on future ideas and projects for our region. We all need to remember " a conversation could change a life".