Message from the Chaplain - RUOK Day
Got a niggling feeling that someone you know or care about it isn’t behaving as they normally would? Perhaps they seem out of sorts? Or they’re just not themselves. Trust that gut instinct and act on it.
By starting a conversation and commenting on the changes you’ve noticed, you could help that family member, friend or workmate open up. And if all is well, that person will know you’re someone who cares enough to ask.
The above concepts or scenarios were talked about today in our RUOK Day Assembly. This was a rich time of encouraging and informing the students and staff of the need to watch out for each other. To be aware that on any given day some of your friends, family and work colleagues may be going through some tough times and would benefit greatly to just talk to someone…..and you may be that person.
There are many times in our lives where things are tough and if there is the opportunity to just sit down and talk the issue through, well, that could make a big difference in how a person views the particular situation they find themselves in.
Please continue to talk to your children about RUOK Day and its messages and meanings. You never know, in the future a seemingly insignificant conversation could have a profound effect on someone’s life.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you do need to talk about a particular issue in your life. It could make a world of difference!