With the latest Covid-19 Lockdowns in Victoria being extended indefinitely, many in our community may have been hit hard by the lack of connection we typically experience in our everyday lives.
This Thursday the 9th of September is R U Ok? Day. We at Paddle Victoria are encouraging all those in the community to send your fellow Paddlers a message, go on a walk or have a social distance paddle (within your 5kms of course) and ask R U Ok?
If you’re a coach, perhaps check in on your club members. If you’re a club member, perhaps check in on your coach! Let those in your community know that they haven’t been forgotten about even though paddling activities may not be running right now.
Click on the images below to go to the R U Ok? website for more information as to how you can help, and how you can approach this conversation with your friends, family and fellow Paddlers!
Additional resources for those struggling with mental health include…
- Beyond Blue – Call 1300 22 4636
- Black Dog Institute (For people affected by mood disorders)
- Headspace (Support for young people)
- Mensline Australia – Call 1300 78 99 78
- Lifeline – Call 13 11 14
If you feel as though yourself or someone you know is in immediate danger please call 000