Community members are encouraged to reduce the stigma of mental illness and take part in a local R U OK? Day 2022 event.
Bundaberg Regional Council and local organisations are coming together to show support to the community on R U OK? Day.
On Thursday 8 September conversations around mental health will be thrown into the spotlight in the national day of action to raise awareness and ask, “Are you OK?”.
Community Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Tracey McPhee said R U OK? Day was a chance for friends and families to start a meaningful conversation with someone they cared about who might be struggling.
“R U OK? Day is an important day where a simple conversation could play a big part in helping a friend, family member or colleague cope with emotional and personal issues,” Cr McPhee said.
“Council works with the community towards reducing the stigma of mental illness and developing ways to inform and engage all community members of our region to support mental wellbeing.”
Community members can join the Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centre team at the front of Gin Gin IGA on Thursday 8 September, between 9 am and noon, to learn about visiting outreach services and how to check in with friends, family, and work colleagues.
Childers Neighbourhood Centre will hold a community morning tea in recognition of R U OK? Day 2022, and local businesses are encouraged to wear yellow to show support on the day.
The morning tea will be held at Childers Neighbourhood Centre at 9.30 am, to RSVP phone 4130 4690.
While in Bundaberg, Council’s community service teams will be joined by other community groups, and they will be out in force spreading the message around the Bundaberg CBD Pavilion.
Find out more about the national day here.
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