With RUOk? Day taking place on September 12th 2019 this year our McDonald’s Ballarat Miners & Rush Youth League teams have been fundraising for this important cause.
The playing group lead by Liam Alison and Josh Fiegert approached the association around supporting RUOk? Day this year and Elite Teams Manager Glenn White was very proud of their commitment to such a worthy cause.
“As leaders in Basketball we can all listen and help guide those towards professional support. We need to let people know they can speak up, and that support is out there.” White said.
At each game donations were taken on entry to Youth League Home Games at the MARS Minerdome.
Assistant coach Ryan McKew from the McDonald’s Ballarat Rush Youth team encouraged the community that they can support those in need by simply having conversations.
“As a community we can help people not be afraid or embarrassed to reach out and start the conversation with someone they feel might be struggling with life.” McKew said.
As an association we are very proud of the McDonald’s Ballarat Miners & Rush Youth League teams collectively for their continued support of this great cause.
By starting a conversation and commenting on the changes you’ve noticed, you could help that family member, friend or workmate open up. If they say they are not ok, you can follow our conversation steps to show them they’re supported and help them find strategies to better manage the load. If they are ok, that person will know you’re someone who cares enough to ask.
How to ask?
- Ask R U Ok?
- Listen with an open mind
- Encourage Action
- Check In
For more information about how to ask please click here https://www.ruok.org.au/
If you or someone you know needs help, contact BeyondBlue on 1300 224 636 or Lifeline on 13 11 14. RUOK? is a suicide prevention charity that aims to start life-changing conversations.