R U OK Day Tamworth photos at Fitzroy Street awareness event

IT’S the question that could save a life – R U OK?

On Thursday, healthcare providers and real estate agents took to Fitzroy Avenue to spread a message about mental health and check in with Tamworth locals.

Centacare community engagement officer Bree Constable said the question is important, but it’s how to respond to someone who isn’t okay that really matters.

“A lot’s gone on in Tamworth and everyone faces day-to-day battles so it’s important to check in with friends and ask the question, ‘Are you okay? What can I do to help?’” she said.

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“Listen to what they have to say, encourage them to seek support and take action – so popping into their GP, and check in with them at a later date as well.” 

If you or someone you know needs help contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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