Dungog Shire Community Centre: a conversation can change a life

A conversation can change a life. It is with this premise and belief that R U OK? Day was founded, and it is why Dungog Shire Community Centre invite you to get involved this Thursday, September 13.

It is a great time to connect with friends, family and work colleagues and check in and ask the question… R U OK?

It is a reminder that we all have a role to play in looking out for those around us and together we can help each other.

It is a simple question, though it can be hard to ask, but it can also be the one thing to make the difference for someone who could needs help.

  • R U OK? Day asks us all to do four simple steps: 1. Ask  2. Listen  3. Encourage  4. Check in.

Staying connected, letting those around us know that we care and that they are important to us is something we can all do.

We all want to be connected. As a  family and as a community, and we all want to know that someone is there for us when we need help – but how often to we let those in our lives know that we are there for them?

This Thursday staff from the Dungog Shire Community Centre will be out and about in Dungog asking R U OK?

As well as encouraging you all to ask R U OK? And share with others that you are there for them to listen to them and support them.

We will be encouraging you to have your photo taken with our giant yellow R U OK?  polaroid and share the images on facebook so everyone in our community knows that you are there for them and care enough to ask R U OK?

Local cafes will be sharing tips and conversation starters with R U OK? Day coffee cups to help you connect with those in your community and help you start the conversation.

The R U OK? Day web site has lots of resources to assist you to ask the question and start the conversation go to www.ruok.org.au for more information and support to ask R U OK?

  • Anybody can use Dungog Shire Community Centre services, all you have to do is contact us.
  • You can phone (4992 1133) write (PO Box 210 Dungog NSW 2420) email (secretary@ddcc.org.au.fax) or just drop in to 103 Dowling Street, Dungog.
  • In emergency dial 000 for Police, Fire or Ambulance. Lifeline call 13 11 14. You can also contact The Centre for Emergency Financial Support.