Narooma High students band together to ask, R U OK?

ASK THE QUESTION: Narooma High School students and Links to Learning facilitator Julia Wilson (top left) band together in support of R U OK Day on Thursday, September 12.
ASK THE QUESTION: Narooma High School students and Links to Learning facilitator Julia Wilson (top left) band together in support of R U OK Day on Thursday, September 12.

A group of young women at Narooma High School are ready to take on the role as ambassadors for R U OK Day.

Thursday, September, 12 is a national day of action, dedicated to reminding everyone that every day is the day to ask, are you ok?

Students wearing a yellow band will reach out to others and make themselves available to have a conversation and support those struggling with life's ups and downs.

Through a Links to Learning group session, students were prepared how to react if someone was not ok.

"We learnt that you should not try and solve their problem straight away, but instead let them express how they feel and share their emotions," Lydia O'Neill said.

Students wear a yellow band for R U OK Day on Thursday, September 12.

Students wear a yellow band for R U OK Day on Thursday, September 12.

Another student, Sarah said: "I have reached out to someone younger before and asked if they were ok, they smiled and it touched my heart."

"It can make your day as well as theirs."

Sarah looked forward to becoming an ambassador and sharing a quote she keeps close to her heart: "If the universe didn't want you, you wouldn't be here."

The Links to Learning program is supported by the Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre.

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