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"I love the R U OK? idea. The beauty of R U OK? is that the tone can be changed from 'are you ok?' with a deep meaning behind it, to a much more profound 'I'm worried about you, are you ok?'... It's our job to look after colleagues and friends. If you're asked that question it's ok to say how you're feeling" - Peter Butler

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"Just as you would look out for someone with a physical illness, you've got to look out for someone with a mental illness."

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