Keep the message alive every day
Thursday 10 September 2020
2020 is a hard year for many of us - and remains uncertain for most of us. This year, it's more important than ever to give someone the opportunity to share what they're feeling - to give them a sense of connection and belonging.
R U OK is a charity which aims to address this lack of connection to improve people's wellbeing around Australia. R U OK resources are available all year, but each September organisations around Australia (including TWUSUPER) join in R U OK Day - because a meaningful conversation can change a life. R U OK works with wellness experts to monitor how these conversations and resources help.
A conversation can change a life
Inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and start a conversation with anyone who may be struggling with life.
You don't need to be an expert to reach out - just a good friend and a great listener.
Use these four steps and have a conversation that could change a life:
Ask R U OK?
Free R U OK? resources you can use every day
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.
R U OK: What if the answer is 'No'?
If someone you know really is struggling and is ready to open up to you about that, what’s the next step in helping them? Experts say that the most important thing is giving people the chance to talk about what they’re experiencing.