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Leicester Railway Station RUOKToday?

13th of October 2016

 

The RUOKToday? initiative came about from a chance conversation in June between Eddie Carlin from the British Transport Police and Team Manager, Matthew Wakely from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT). They agreed that the large and diverse numbers of passengers travelling through Leicester was almost a microcosm of the community – and its mental health and wellbeing.

 

They arranged further discussions with Hayley Bull from Network Rail and service lead Chris Crane from LPT where the idea of an awareness raising at Leicester railway station grew. The group agreed that, to have real impact this should be a real multi-agency event – and the idea of the RUOKToday? banner was born.

 

The message would be simple - that a simple kind gesture, for example a text message, having a chat over coffee or tea, a phone call, just letting someone know you are thinking of them, can be a help.

 

They will be asking people "Are you OK"? and although you may say yes I'm OK, our team will suggesting ways you can support or help others who might be struggling with their feelings.

 

We will be on the station from 7am until 7pm on 13 October 2016 and tweeting using the hashtag #RUOKLeics . If you are passing please come and join us and ask: “RUOKToday?”.

 

What do you need?

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To Be Talk To

 

Whatever your age, whoever you are we all need someone to talk to us, to help us feel that we are important

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To Be Listend To

 

We all need to be listened to, to know that our thoughts and feelings are important to others

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To Be Supported

 

There are times when even the strongest person need the support of friends, family or colleagues

RUOK?

 

It's a simple question that can change a life. Will you ask someone that simple question today and listen to the answer?

 

If we can all take the time to show a little care and compassion for our friends, families, work mates or even a stranger we have never met before, we can make a positive difference to the lives of the people we meet and they can make a positive difference in our lives too

 

 

 

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