Look out for your mates and ask R U OK?

Published on 8 Sep 2017

This R U OK? Day and World Suicide Prevention Day, the Mental Health Commission is encouraging everyone to look out for each other.

World Suicide Prevention Day is on 10 September and the theme is ‘Take a Minute, Change a Life.’

This complements R U OK? Day on 14 September which encourages people to take time to check in with your mates.

It only takes a minute to ask someone, R U OK?

There are many options and different services available for people who are struggling with their mental health.

People can talk to a family member or friend, visit their GP or call a helpline.

For immediate support, call beyondblue on 1300 224 636 for 24/7 free counselling, or Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 000 in a crisis situation. There are also live chat and online forums available.

You can also find a list of services on our website.