Lots of questions are being asked at Ulladulla's Bunnings today (September 12) and most were not related to hardware.
The number one question was are you okay?
Grand Pacific Health's Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative's (HASI) Ulladulla team held a barbecue at Bunnings to support today's R U OK Day?
A steady flow of people came up to the stall and they went away knowing people do care.
Bek and Jaime-Lee from the HASI team were on hand to answer questions and give people information on where family and friends can get the support they need.
R U OK Day? is a suicide prevention charity empowering everyday people to start conversations around mental health and wellbeing in the hope of breaking down stigma, building meaningful connections and offering support.
Jamie-Lee says HASI's programs supports people who struggle with mental health issues and she is passionate about engaging the community around this issue.
"During the barbie we plan to have some conversation-starting activities to interest people and 'create a conversation' around people's mental health," she said.
"We have linked in with our local Bunnings who are hosting the event at their warehouse, Bakers Delight are kindly donating loaves of bread and Ulladulla Meat Markets are donating the sausages.
"All donations will go to the R U OK? charity."
The R U OK? charity's mission is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.
HASI does a great job in the Ulladulla area and runs camps which aims to help people heal.
If you or someone you know needs support now, please call Lifeline 24/7 on 131 114 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or visit their website at www.beyondblue.org.au/