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The Razor Ride and Chamberlain Foundation have received further fantastic media coverage with Ray Chamberlain featuring in two radio interviews this morning. The first was on SEN Breakfast with Francis Leach and David Schwarz, and later in the morning Ray was on 3AW with Neil Mitchell.
You can listen to the radio interviews here:
A big thank you to Francis, David, Neil and the SEN and 3AW teams for promoting the 2016 Razor Ride.
The Chamberlain Foundation has committed to raise funds for a new pilot education initiative to help primary school students start meaningful conversations and support each other.
The initiative meets two of the three areas the Foundation supports; mental health and education.
R U OK? CEO Brendan Maher said The Chamberlain Foundation’s support will help tailor the “R U OK?” message to a younger audience in a way that is relevant, practical and empowering. It will be rolled out to a pilot group of primary classrooms as soon as mid 2017.
“Up until now we’ve only targeted young people from year seven onwards but our new resources will help and encourage younger children to support a friend going through a tough time,” he said.
“As with all of our campaigns, we will engage appropriate expertise in the planning and development of these resources and hope to make a real difference.”
The foundation’s Peter Chamberlain believes the R U OK? campaign can play an important role in changing and even saving lives.
“If we can make a difference by strengthening peer to peer support through an age appropriate R U OK? campaign then we, together, could in fact save lives,” he said.
“This program could really help influence behaviour at a young age by encouraging children to unleash their own superpowers to help a friend that might appear sad or alone.”
“Together we can make a difference.”
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Notes to Editors:
R U OK?
R U OK? is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life. R U OK?Day is a national day of action, held on the second Thursday of September each year. But every day is the day to start a conversation. Conversation tips and crisis numbers can be found at ruok.org.au.
On Thursday 27th October 2016 Ray Chamberlain was featured in Herald Sun. In what is some great PR for the 2016 Razor Ride, Ray speaks about the reasons behind the Razor Ride as well as our amazing charity partner, GriefLine. A huge thank you to the Scott Gullan and the Herald Sun for the article.