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R U OK? Day 2016

By: Teagan Knight

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers, People

  4.40 PM 26 August, 2016

Location: General

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A simple question can change their day.

With our ever-increasing busy lives, it's easy to forget to check up on those around us. A broken arm is easy to see – depression is not.

That is why R U OK? Day is so important. It is the time to have a conversation about mental health and reminds us to check in with family, friends and colleagues - to have a chat and show them you care.

R U OK? is a national suicide prevention charity. Sadly suicide is on the increase. It is the leading cause of death for Australians aged 15-44 years, with the rate for men nearly twice that of women.

However, in recent years there has also been a marked increase in the number of young women aged 15-24 years and those in the 55-64 year age group dying by suicide.

R U OK?’s vision is for a world where we’re all connected and are protected from suicide – where we are meaningfully connected to others and in which our sense of belonging is strengthened because we know people are there for us.

CFA is proud to support R U OK? and R U OK? Day on Thursday 8 September 2016.

During September, we will host a number of events across the state. To find out more, or for support to host a local event, please contact Teagan Knight on 03 9262 8856 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can also learn more about how to approach a conversation here.

Last Updated: 29 August 2016