R U OK? Day_Thursday, 10th September 2020

 


R U OK?DAY – THURSDAY 10 SEPTEMBER

R U OK?Day is Thursday 10 September 2020. It’s our national day of action when we remind Australians that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” if someone in your world is struggling with life’s ups and downs.
The message for R U OK?Day 2020 is:
 
‘THERE’S MORE TO SAY AFTER R U OK?’
 
2020 has been a challenging year for everyone and circumstances have made it even more important for us all to stay connected and, for those who are able, be willing to support those around us. In the lead-up to R U OK?Day we’ll help Australians know what to say when someone says they’re not OK and guide them through how they can continue a conversation that could change a life.
You don’t have to be an expert to keep the conversation going when someone says they’re not OK. By knowing what to say you can help someone feel supported and access appropriate help long before they’re in crisis, which can make a really positive difference to their life.
Learn what to say after R U OK? and download our FREE resources for tips and ideas to help you share the message in your community.

 

LEARN WHAT TO SAY AFTER R U OK?

 
If you feel like something’s not quite the same with someone you know – there’s something going on in their life or you notice a change in what they’re saying or doing – trust that gut instinct and take the time to ask them “Are you OK?” If someone says they’re not OK, make time to listen, encourage action and check in. That conversation could change, or even save, their life.

Learn what to say 

for more information and resources click on the below link

 

Click HERE to download the Australia Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) 2020-21 Social Justice Statement on LIVING LIFE TO THE FULL Mental Health in Australia Today.

 

SJS 2020-21 Prayer

Jesus, you invite us all into the fullness of life.
May we support one another to flourish
in body, mind and spirit.
Strengthen our commitment to ensure
that nobody falls through gaps in our systems of care.

People called you mad.
Help us to recognise you
in those who suffer mental ill-health today.
Show us how to eliminate stigmatisation of mental
ill-health
from our parishes, schools, communities and
organisations.

 

You drew near to those
who were suffering in body or mind.
May we too feel your nearness
when we struggle with mental health challenges.
May we be one as members of Your Body.

 

You invite us to share in your ministry
of love and true compassion.
May we be empowered by your Spirit
to reach out to all people in need.
May we build communities of welcome and
inclusion.

Amen


 

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