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It is OK to ask for help - Champions Emma and Colin Green tell us how...

It is OK to ask for help - Champions Emma and Colin Green tell us how...

Posted December 20, 2019
Education , Health , Emergency Services

Colin and Emma Green have been championing an important cause for a number of years now. They are both Champions for the Waihi / Waihi Beach It’s Not Ok campaign.

If someone is dealing with a difficult question we need to ask, “Are you OK?” Having this sort of conversation could help someone in a difficult situation.

This time of year can be a time of stress for some families for a variety of reasons.

Brian Gentil spoke with Emma and Colin about their jobs in the health sector.

He also asked Emma and Colin about the types of situations local It’s Not OK Champions can assist with.

They discussed a variety of problems experienced by people of all ages from teenagers who spend a lot of their life online to families under stress due to financial strain at this time of year, and problems our elders may face if someone is taking advantage of them.

If you or someone you see or know is in a difficult situation, whether it’s physical or psychological, it is OK to ask for help.

There are people like Emma and Colin who will listen and assist you.

Visit the website areyouok.org.nz or call 0800 456 450 for more information.

Listen to our podcast to hear Emma and Colin talking with Brian Gentil about their personal and professional experiences and to learn more about the local It’s Not OK campaign.