Asking the difficult question…

Father and parish staff, each and every day we ask others “how are you?” as a greeting. But how often do we ask the more difficult question – “how are you, really?”

It can be nerve-wracking to ask, and sometimes scary to hear the response. But knowing how to ask someone if they’re okay, and what do to once you’ve asked, can make things a lot easier.

For some simple steps on how to ask someone if they’re okay, as well as how to provide support (including emergency support) and how to look after yourself in the process, read more below.

We hope that this simple guide can support and encourage you to check in with your loved ones, your friends, neighbours and colleagues.

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