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Warwick team OK when at its best

Warwick R U OK Day (from back left) director Andrew Grafton, mental health officer Mark Goddard, director Johno Felton, (front) Cr Jo McNally and secretary Ann Felton prepare to brainstorm.
Warwick R U OK Day (from back left) director Andrew Grafton, mental health officer Mark Goddard, director Johno Felton, (front) Cr Jo McNally and secretary Ann Felton prepare to brainstorm. Georja Ryan

THREE words are all it takes to potentially change someone's life.

R U OK Day is the time of the year when everyone is urged to sit down with friends, family and even strangers and ask them "are you okay?".

This simple question may seem banal, but to gauge how a person is feeling can help prevent suicide.

And that is an issue far from simple.

Yesterday, the R U OK team in Warwick sat down to brainstorm its approach for this year's event in September.

One director, Johno Felton, said R U OK Day was a chance for people to recognise a serious issue in our society.

"It's to make people aware that if they see someone struggling, how and where they can access help," Mr Felton said.

Director Andrew Grafton said it was crucial people understood all they could about the factors that surrounded suicide. "This day is about one conversation that could change someone's life," Mr Grafton said.

The R U OK group had its first meeting yesterday to discuss how this year's event would run and Mr Grafton said with any luck it would go as smoothly as last year.

"The support that came out of the community last year was astonishing," he said.

 

Dates to remember

National R U OK Day: September 13

Warwick event: September 9.

Topics:  event family friends r u ok day september suicide prevention warwick



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