The R U OK? Conversation Convoy will visit Broken Hill this week (5pm to 7pm Wednesday May 24) offering locals a free cuppa and a chance to learn more about the important role we can all play in looking out for our friends, family, and colleagues.
Free practical tools and tips will be handed out to encourage people to stay connected and have conversations to help those close to them through difficult times in their lives.
“Regular genuine conversations about how we’re really going, have the power to change lives and help the people in our world feel more supported when they’re facing life’s challenges,” said R U OK? CEO Katherine Newton.
“By taking the R U OK? Conversation Convoy around Australia, we work to empower people with the confidence to have a meaningful conversation if they spot the signs someone close to them might be struggling with life,” she said.
The R U OK? Conversation Convoy travels around the country forming part of the outreach work R U OK? carries out in regional and rural communities. This year the Convoy will travel through NSW, QLD, NT, and SA, covering more than 9000 kilometres.
“It’s important to give people the opportunity to come to us. Some people prefer that face-to-face conversation, or they want to know about services or organisations like us,” said Ms Newton.
During the Convoy, R U OK? links in with local services and visits communities, school leaders and workplaces providing resources and listening to feedback.
“We know that local knows best. The Conversation Convoy gives R U OK? the opportunity to hear directly from communities and better understand their current needs. This helps inform the development of future resources and campaigns to ensure they are practical and useful,” Ms Newton added.
To register to attend the R U OK? workshop this week, go to ruok.org.au/conversation-convoy