R U OK? Day – 14 September 2023

Tomorrow is RUOK Day, a national day of action when we remind Australians that every day is the day to ask, ‘are you OK?’.

R U OK? is calling on all of us to let the people in our community know: you’re here, to really hear them.

Got a feeling that someone you know or care about isn’t behaving as they normally would? Perhaps they seem out of sorts? More agitated or withdrawn? Or they’re just not themselves.

Trust that gut instinct and act on it.

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 conversation steps 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.

Learn more about the signs and when it’s time to ask R U OK? by visiting https://www.ruok.org.au/.

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