It is a reminder about the importance of a conversation, beginning with a simple ‘are you okay?’.
If you’ve noticed someone’s distracted or got a lot on their plate, take the time to ask ‘R U OK?’
By starting a conversation, you could help a workmate or someone within your Parish Community open up about what they’re going through.
Don’t try and ‘fix’ their problem but instead help them think of steps they could take to better manage the situation. Try asking:
- ‘What have you done in the past that’s been helpful?’
- ‘How would you like me to support you?’
- ‘What’s something you can do for yourself right now? Something that’s enjoyable or relaxing?’
I have attached for you a simple guide to help you get started , if your wanting to know more tips to help, visitruok.org.au
For any mental health emergency situation you can call the Crisis Assessment Team (CAT) at Frankston Hospital:
Under 18 years
Psychiatric Triage (24 hour) call 1300 369 012
18 years and over
Psychiatric Hotline (24 hour) call 1300 792 977
The CAT team provide 24 hour, 7 days a week assessment and short-term treatment services for people experiencing a serious mental health crisis and for whom there are urgent safety issues.
More information can be found at the R U OK? website.
Mind Australia can be contacted in Victoria or you can call Mind Connect on 1300 286 463
Peninsula Health Services can be contacted (24 hours a day) 1300 792 977
Headspace Frankston is a health service for young people living in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula region. We colocate with YSAS (Youth Support and Advocacy Service), SalvoCare, MIND, PSS, Skillsplus and have access to other youth services. We also outreach to Shed11 in Hastings and Y-Lounge in Rosebud. If you wish to access any of our services, give us a call on (03) 9769 6419. Open Mondays to Fridays – check the website for details.