12 September 2019
In Australia, there's a pressing need to start conversations beginning with "are you ok". Because life can knock us all down. By giving someone the opportunity and time to share what they're feeling, you can give them something invaluable - a sense of connection and belonging.
There are many reasons why many of us can feel less than ok from time to time, and just being able to talk about these issues can be a big help.
Join us in asking your workmates "R U OK"
On Thursday 12 September 2019, TWUSUPER will join workplaces around Australia in asking each other if we are ok, using the materials developed by R U OK, a suicide prevention charity in Australia that wishes to remind people that having meaningful conversations with mates, colleagues and loved ones could save lives.
The R U OK kit provides all the resources you need to get started - including slide show materials, posters, instructions on giving a presentation, videos and other information. These resources are free, although you can purchase further resources (such as armbands) to support the charity.
You don't need to wait until September
You can make the R U OK philosophy part of your everyday working environment throughout the year - see R U OK's everyday resources.