Conversation convoy to visit Epping

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The R U OK? Conversation Convoy Whittlesea community event will take place this Friday to help connect regional communities with the tools to help others through challenging times. ​

Free tips on how to help a loved one through difficult times will be handed out at the R U OK? Conversation Convoy Whittlesea community event on Friday. 

Residents can attend to enjoy a cuppa and barbecue, all while having the chance to learn more about the important role in looking out for friends, family and colleagues.

The R U OK? Conversation Convoy travels to regional communities to help Australians understand their role in supporting others, and over the next month will connect with regional communities across the nation on R U OK? conversations.

In addition to the public event program, the R U OK? Conversation Convoy will provide a series of presentations and private events to key organisations and businesses, as well as community outreach along the way.

R U OK? chief executive Katherine Newton said regular, genuine conversations had the power to change lives.

“By taking the R U OK? Conversation Convoy around Australia, we work to empower people with the confidence to have a meaningful conversation if they spot the signs that someone close to them might be struggling with life,” she said.

“It’s important to give people the opportunity to come to us. Some people prefer that face-to-face conversation, or they want to know about services or organisations like us.

“We know that locals know best, and the Conversation Convoy gives R U OK? the opportunity to hear directly from communities to better understand their current needs.

“This informs the development of future resources and campaigns to ensure they are practical and useful.”

The Whittlesea community event will be at Melbourne Polytechnic, corner of Dalton Road and Cooper Street, Epping – Building D, on Friday.

Community members are welcome to attend for an 11.30am start. 

A full schedule of the R U OK? Conversation Convoy public events and resources to help support communities can be found at ruok.org.au.