R U OK? Day

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September 08, 2021

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Grand Pacific Health is encouraging people to check in with each other on R U OK Day this Thursday September 9.

 It’s been another tough year for many people, says GPH CEO Ron de Jongh:

 “The personal, financial, social and psychological impacts of COVID continue to be significant within the communities we work in.”

 “We are aware within our own teams that many people are feeling stretched as they balance working from home with remote learning, so we will certainly be encouraging staff to take some time out to check in with colleagues as well,” added Mr de Jongh.

 Grand Pacific Health operates 20 hubs, including 6 headspace Centres.

 Services focus on Mental Health, Aboriginal Health, Youth Health and Physical Health in Campbelltown, Wollongong, Shell Cove, Nowra, Ulladulla, Moruya, Bega, Eden, Wagga, Cooma, Goulburn, Yass, Queanbeyan, Canberra and Tuggeranong.

 GPH recognises R U OK Day each year, which is a suicide prevention charity empowering everyday people to start conversations around mental health and wellbeing in the hope of breaking down stigma, building meaningful connections and offering support.

 “This year the message: 'Are you really ok?’ is so important, as its often easy and automatic to simply reply ‘good’.” Noted Mr de Jongh.

 For tips on what to say after R U OK visit http://www.ruok.org.au/

 For more information on GPH services visit: https://www.gph.org.au/

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