IT'S TIME TO TALK


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When times are tough, it’s time to talk.

Life can be tough and unfair. There will be occasions when we experience loss of some sort – such as a job, relationship, grief or our health. And whether it’s one event or a build up of stress over time, it can overwhelm us. When it does, it’s important to not make any major decisions. It’s normal to feel this way at some stage in our lives. And in such times, the best action is to connect with someone who can help us see all options clearly – and keep us safe.





Concerned about a mate?


  •  Icon Notice the difference in your mate’s behaviour
  •  Icon Ask the question, “Hey mate, are you ok?”
  •  Icon Take your time to listen to them
  •  Icon Keep your mate safe by calling someone - help your mate get the help they need

NEED HELP YOURSELF?


  •  Icon Tell a mate that you are struggling
  •  Icon Connect with someone who can help

IT'S OK NOT TO BE OK...


  •  Icon Life is rarely a perfect picture
  •  Icon Often others around you struggle as well
  •  Icon Tough times can end, and normality returns.

Please ask for help


  •  Icon Recovery is possible
  •  Icon Mental Ilness can often be managed and full recovery is possible
  •  Icon Most people surviving suicide go on to live fulfilling lives

Even when you have it all


  •  Icon Gratitude, Realise and value the good thinkgs you have got
  •  Icon Help others, Small or big
  •  Icon Build a support network




How you can help


STEP 1 NOTICE Icon

NOTICE

You may have noticed changes in your mate’s behaviour or they have said something that concerns you. Sometimes it can just be your gut feeling that they are not right.

STEP 2 ASK Icon

ASK

When someone doesn’t seem themselves, and you are worried, ask the question, “Hey mate, are you ok?”

Don’t be afraid to ask “Are you thinking about suicide?”

STEP 3 LISTEN Icon

LISTEN

Take your time to listen. Sometimes, just telling their story can help.

“Let’s talk about this, I am listening. This is important.”

STEP 4 KEEP SAFE & CONNECT Icon

KEEP SAFE & CONNECT

Keep your mate safe from harm. “I want to connect you with someone who can help keep you safe”. 

Connect them to someone, whether it be a family member, GP, Lifeline or MATES in Construction. Help your mate get the help they need.