Local NGOs ask R U OK

Inspector John Sheehan and Area Manager of South Eastern NSW & ACT Mission Australia Dan Strickland asking "R U OK" to each other. Photo Burney Wong.

Inspector John Sheehan and Area Manager of South Eastern NSW & ACT Mission Australia Dan Strickland asking "R U OK" to each other. Photo Burney Wong.

The police are ok.

The ambulance officers are ok.

R U OK?

Thursday was RUOK day and Area Manager of South Eastern NSW & ACT Mission Australia Dan Strickland checked in with these first responders to see if they are ok.

Local police and ambulance officers look after our community, but the community don’t  normally look after them.

Mr Strickland changed the trend on R U OK day with a morning tea yesterday. 

“While our local police and ambulance officers look after the community, we want to return the favour and check in on them to see if they are ok,” Mr Strickland said. 

“We want say thank you to the support they provide us and the community.”

R U OK day aims to get people to see if those in their circle are alright. 

The four steps with R U OK are to ask R U OK, listen to the response, encourage action and then follow up.  

Inspector Sheehan was thankful towards Mr Strickland for organising the morning tea. 

Anglicare were also there to thank the local police and ambulance officers.