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R U OK Day!

Whilst it's always important to check in on your mates, teammates and family members today is "R U Ok Day!" A day all about checking in and reaching out for support if you need! Before you can look out for others, you need to look out for yourself. And that’s ok. If you're not in the right headspace or you don't think you're the right person to have the conversation, try to think of someone else in their support network who could talk to them.

It starts with a conversation, listening and reacting to what they say, if you're not sure how to start here is a great diagram to help you out!

The sun is out and shining today so make sure you get out for a walk, pat a doggo and get away from the screen! Call your friends, family and teammates and support each other.

Here is a list of great resources if you need to reach out:

Lifeline 13 11 14 Call 24/7 for crisis support and suicide prevention services Visit site Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 Call 24/7 for advice, referral and support from a trained mental health professional Visit site Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 24/7 free counselling and support for people at risk of suicide, carers and bereaved Visit site

MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78 24/7 telephone and online support for men with emotional health and relationship concerns Visit site Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 24/7 private and confidential phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25 Visit site 1800RESPECT 1800 737 732 24/7 counselling, information and referrals for sexual assault, domestic and family violence Visit site

Open Arms 1800 011 046 24/7 support for current and ex-serving ADF personnel and their families Visit site Gambling Help Online 1800 858 858 Free, confidential 24/7 telephone help service for anyone affected by gambling Visit site eFriend A free, virtual peer support service that proving non-clinical, peer-based mental health support. Visit site

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