National suicide prevention charity R U OK? was in Inverell on Wednesday as part of a six week awareness-raising road trip around the country, in the lead up to R U OK?Day on September 13.
The conversation convoy is heading to 25 metropolitan, regional and remote communities, spanning over 14,000 kms to encourage all Australians to ask the simple question and check in with one another.
A sea of yellow could be spotted from the main bridge over Campbell Park early in the day as organisers started setting up for the event.
Joining the R U OK? team in Inverell was ambassador Jake Sinclair who participated in a Q&A with R U OK? campaign director Katherine Newton.
Local representatives Justin Power of Flourish Australia and Kristy Gorman of One Door Mental Health attended the event.
The afternoon included a community tea station, children’s activities and interactive ways to learn the four steps to ask R U OK?
Local community members were encouraged to head down and join in the activities.
In its 10th year, R U OK? has found that Australians need to get more comfortable asking the question, R U OK?, not just one day a year but every time we recognise the signs that someone we care about might be struggling with life.
The R U OK? Conversation Convoy will continue making its way around the country, visiting Newcastle and Young for the next stops and will see the tour culminate in Sydney for R U OK?Day.