R U OK? Thursday 10 September is our national day of action when we remind our mates, neighbours, colleagues and other fellow Australians that it can be any day to ask the question, ‘Are you OK?’
This year’s theme is ‘There’s More to Say After R U OK?’
2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging years of many people’s lives. From drought and fire, to floods, COVID-19 and the major impact of these events on individuals, families, businesses and communities, there’s plenty more to say after R U OK?
You don’t have to be an expert to keep the conversation going when someone says they’re not OK. The R U OK team have a great kit that helps us know what to say to make someone feel supported and navigate the steps to access help before they’re in further crisis.
If you feel like something’s not quite the same with someone you know – there’s something going on in their life or you notice a change in what they’re saying or doing – trust your instinct and take the time to ask them ‘Are you OK?’ If someone says they’re not OK, make time to listen, encourage action and check in. That conversation could change, or even save, their life.
Learn more about how to ask if someone is OK here
For more information, visit R U OK?