More to say after ‘R U Ok?’

Mount Alexander Shire Council is urging local residents to learn more about initiatives designed to support positive mental health, ahead of R U OK? Day on Thursday September 10. 
R U OK? Day is a national initiative that shines the spotlight on mental health and the importance of supporting and looking out for each other. 
The slogan for R U OK? Day 2020 is, ‘There’s more to say after R U OK?’. 
“This year, more than ever, we need to check in with each other” the council’s community partnerships manager Gaynor Atkin, says.
“Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a huge impact on the mental health and wellbeing of many and is expected to continue to for some time,” Ms Atkin said.
“This year’s R U OK? Day highlights the importance of asking someone if they are ok and knowing what to say if someone you know says that they are struggling”. 
Resources and conversation steps to support and help someone find strategies to better manage their mental health can be found at  See the Mail for more.

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.