This Thursday, September 13, is R U OK? Day. Suicide statistics in Australia are shocking and confronting. Young people and adults including those in Scouting attempt and sadly some do take their own lives each year.
We can all make a difference and it can start with making the time to have a conversation and by having a discussion at your Section meeting, Leader meeting, Support Committee meeting, with families or in interactions with parents, with another leader you work with or a good mate.
Resources designed for schools which are also suitable for Scout, Venturer and Rover programs can be found on the RUOK? website
There are also resources on the site for starting the conversation with other adults, including Rovers, families, and Parent Support Committee and Leader meetings.