RUOk? Day 12th September 2019
The purpose of R U OK? Day is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and start a conversation with anyone who may be struggling.
You don't need to be an expert to reach out - just a good friend and a great listener. Starting an R U OK? conversation is easy. Use these four steps: 1. Ask R U OK? 2. Listen 3. Encourage action 4. Check in
Learn more at www.ruok.org.au
Toowoomba Clubhouse marked the occasion of R U OK? Day by visiting local businesses, suppliers and community connections and handing out the R U OK? Day conversation cards which included the simple steps, plus phone numbers and contact information for support services where people can get help.
We also held a "Wear Yellow, and enjoy a Sausage Sizzle for FREE" shared barbecue. We enjoyed a day full of laughter and connection, whilst talking about the sometimes difficult issue of reaching out to a friend or family member when your gut tells you that something is just not right.
To enjoy all the pictures from R U OK? Day check out our Facebook page.
Shown here are Debbie, Kamie and Jason visiting the Toowoomba Region Councillors to spread the word (left), Members Gwen, Bron and Dan with our tutu wearing staff member Brendan (centre) and members and staff in yellow for our barbie (right).