In a very challenging year, our community members have shown great resilience and character. It's been wonderful to see members helping and inspiring each other during the year by sharing helpful advice and their incredibly creative projects.
At Workshop we are really passionate believers in the power of community and how community can enable a sense of belonging, purpose and connection.
Supporting each other is key to getting through difficult times, and we are reminded on this R U OK? Day that support is always available when you need it.
R U OK? Day encourages everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and start a conversation with anyone who might be struggling.
If you are having a difficult time, we'd encourage you to open up to someone you trust about how you're feeling. And if you've been dealing with tough emotions for longer than a couple of weeks, we would really encourage you to connect with a trusted health professional like your local doctor. If you need help or someone to talk to there are a number of helplines that you can call.
Australian resources include:
Lifeline - 24 hour telephone counselling - 131 114
Suicide Call Back Service - 24 hour telephone counselling – 1300 659 467
SANE Helpline - mental illness information, support and referral - 1800 187 263
beyondblue – Immediate support and information about depression, anxiety and related substance abuse disorders, treatments and help - 1300 224 636
Salvation Army - 24 hour telephone counselling - 1300 363 622
Men’s Line Australia - 24 hour telephone counselling - 1300 789 978
Kids Helpline - under 18 years of age - 1800 551 800
ReachOut - Support for young people
New Zealand resources include:
Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865
Lifeline – 0800 543 354 or (09) 5222 999 within Auckland
Depression Helpline (8 am to 12 midnight) – 0800 111 757
Healthline – 0800 611 116
Kidsline – 0800 54 37 54 – for young people up to 18 years of age.
Great words @Jason
It's forums like this that allow people to feel a sense of community and encourage purpose and connection whatever is going on in their lives. It truely helps serve a greater cause.
Well done to all the staff and forum members
Many thanks Rufaro (@Chaks_DIY).
Great to have you as part of the community. We appreciate your support.
Love this community. Invaluable in a multitude of ways. Thank you Jason, all members, Mitchell and Bunnings.