Region marks R U OK Day

AWARENESS: Erin Roberts and Nat Roberts at the Cleve and Districts Mental Health and Wellbeing Group stall on R U OK Day.
AWARENESS: Erin Roberts and Nat Roberts at the Cleve and Districts Mental Health and Wellbeing Group stall on R U OK Day.

Eastern Eyre Peninsula locals were today reminded to check in with each other as the country marks R U OK Day.

Set up by suicide prevention charity R U OK? the day reminds people to ask those around them about their mental health and encourages people to speak up if they are struggling.

In Cleve, the Cleve and Districts Mental Health and Wellbeing Group were selling muffins to promote awareness of the day and its message while raising funds for the group, which is hosting a men's night at the end of the month.

The event is one of many held across the region through local mental health and wellbeing groups to promote wellbeing and open up conversation in the community, including a wellbeing fortnight currently underway in Port Neill and a family fun day in Cowell planned for early October.

Kimba's efforts to promote wellbeing in the community have also recently been recognised statewide, with the Kimba Mental Health and Wellbeing Group named a Community Achievement Award finalist.

Anyone seeking support can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.