RU OK today?
At Little BIG we are focused on fostering the little connections that make a big difference in life. We want “hellos” and “RU OKs” between community members, neighbours and colleagues to be normal, not a once-a-year activity. Why? Because 1 in 3 of you reading this are feeling lonely right now, and 1 in 6 of you are experiencing severe loneliness.
While we are on this journey every day, we wanted to take a moment to reach out to those individuals and their colleagues to offer some guidance on finding support and aiding someone in need.
Reach Out for Support
We all face unexpected challenges in life, and there may come a time when reaching out for support becomes crucial. The key thing to remember is that people care about you, and assistance is readily available. If you ever find yourself feeling like you could use some support, please consider these options:
- Have a chat with someone you trust – Whether it’s a coworker, friend, or family member, sharing your thoughts with someone who cares can be remarkably comforting.
- Schedule a visit to your local GP – Your general practitioner is here to support your overall health, including your mental well-being. Don’t hesitate to set up an appointment if you’re going through a tough time. They can provide guidance and connect you with specialists if needed.
- Reach out to these helplines – There are dedicated helplines staffed 24/7 that are just a phone call away:
|Head to Health |
1800 595 212
1300 224 636
13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467
1800 732 732
13 92 76
1300 78 99 78
1800 184 527
1800 55 1800
1800 011 046
Remember, seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness.