Fam­ily fun day for RUOK? aware­ness

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MEM­BERS from the com­mu­nity gath­ered on Satur­day to cre­ate aware­ness of men­tal health and ask the ques­tion – RUOK?

Around 150 adults and chil­dren took to the Roma Skate Park for an af­ter­noon of fun, skat­ing and sup­port.

Former NRL player Pre­ston Camp­bell, who was the spe­cial guest speaker for the day, spoke about the hard­ships he faced with men­tal health and em­pha­sised the im­por­tance of ask­ing for help when you were not all right.

The af­ter­noon also in­cluded a scooter, BMX and skate­board com­pe­ti­tion run by the YMCA.

Or­gan­is­ers of the event hoped the day would en­cour­age people to ask, are you ok?

Co-or­di­na­tor for af­ter­care and com­mu­nity man­age­ment for men­tal health Christina Wal­dron said it was im­por­tant to talk about men­tal health.

“It is re­ally im­por­tant to share the mes­sage that it is im­por­tant to talk about men­tal health.”

PHOTO: MOLLY HAN­COCK

R U OK? Bradley and Tom joined the skate com­pe­ti­tion at the R U OK? Skate Fam­ily Fun Day.

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