Have you asked a mate, a colleague or a neighbour R U OK? We do... all the time. With the pressures of community and personal isolation in this current pandemic climate, now, more than ever, it is important that we support each other.
The Lions Club of Berowra is aware of the difficult times our community is experiencing and this year, we are proud to support R U OK? Day. This year’s theme is “What to say after R U OK?”.
Do you get a feeling that someone you know or care about it isn’t behaving as they normally would? Perhaps they seem out of sorts? More agitated or withdrawn? Or they are just not themselves. Trust that gut instinct and act on it. By starting a conversation, you could help that family member, friend or workmate open up and show them they’re supported and help them find strategies to better manage the load. If they are ok, that person will know you are someone who cares enough to ask.
As a community service club, we know only too well the pressures a major pandemic such as we are currently experiencing can have on individuals. So as we continue to support our community of Berowra, we have decided to hold one of our famous BBQs on Saturday 12 September to coincide with this national mental health campaign.
Come join us near the Berowra Family Medical Practice from 8am-2pm. Buy a sausage sandwich, donate to RUOK? Day or purchase some products? 100% of all proceeds raised will be donated to Beyond Blue to help those impacted by effects of isolation or loneliness.
Information will also be available on the day if you feel you may need help. Why not come along and say hello. You can be assured of a friendly smile and a chance to chat.