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R U OK Day – Thursday 12 September, 2019

Did you know Thursday 12 September 2019 is national R U OK Day?

R U OK Day is a dedicated day to remind everyone that any day is the day to ask “Are you OK?” and support people who may be struggling with life’s up’s and down’s.

Are you familiar with the signs someone might need support? Have you taken the time by listening to what they’re saying, seeing what they’re doing or knowing what’s going on in their life?

By starting a conversation and commenting on the changes you’ve noticed, you could help that family member, friend or workmate open up. If they say they are not ok, you can follow the four (4) R U OK conversation steps (ask; listen; encourage action; check-in) to show them they’re supported and help them find strategies to better manage the load. If they are ok, that person will know you’re someone who cares enough to ask.