September 10, 2021
Are you okay? Are you REALLY okay? If not, that’s okay, too. There’s no shame … many people are doing it tough these days.
But, most importantly, there’s people in the South Burnett who care, and can help.
Thursday was RU OK? Day, the annual reminder that not everyone around us is travelling smoothly, and could well be in need of a friendly smile or a helping hand.
The South Burnett Suicide Prevention Working Group held a free brekkie in the Glendon Street Forecourt in Kingaroy on Thursday morning.
Kingaroy Lions did the cooking and there was information available from a number of local support groups.
On Thursday evening, the SBSPWG joined with Centacare Family and Relationship Services to host a dessert night for families at the St Mary’s church hall in Albert Street.
In Cherbourg, RU OK? Day was marked by a march through town, speeches and prayers (see below).
- Download: Where To Get Help (289kb PDF)
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If you or someone you know needs help, call:
- Lifeline on 13-11-14
- Kids Helpline on 1800-551-800
- MensLine Australia on 1300-789-978
- Suicide Call Back Service on 1300-659-467
- Beyond Blue on 1300-224-636
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On Thursday evening, the South Burnett Suicide Prevention Working Group and Centacare Family Services wrapped up RU OK Day with a Dessert Night at St Mary’s Parish Hall with live music and ice cream:
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[Photos: Cherbourg Radio]
A march was held on Thursday morning, winding through the community from Wakka Wakka Park to Memorial Park.
The morning began with pastor Max Conlon addressing the community with a prayer and a minute’s silence.
The march then began along Broadway and Fisher street with the walkers chanting “What do you want to say? RU OK?”