• 8th Sep 2021

R U OK? Day

Thursday 9 September 2021 is R U OK? Day. It’s our national day of action when we remind Australians that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” if someone in your world is struggling with life’s ups and downs.

This year the message is: Are they really OK? Ask them today.

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:

  1. Ask R U OK?
  2. Listen
  3. Encourage action
  4. Check in

Find out more on how to ask R U OK?

Are they Triple OK?
"Are they Triple OK?" is an R U OK? campaign that aims to increase levels of peer and social support for police and emergency services workers nationwide.

The campaign has been developed in response to Beyond Blue’s nationwide Answering the Call study that found police and emergency services personnel reported suicidal thoughts more than twice as often as adults in the general population. However, personnel with higher levels of social support and resilience reported lower levels of suicidal thoughts and behaviours.

Discover how to start the “Are they Triple OK?” conversation.

R U OK? has developed free resources you can use every day, including R U OK? Workplace resources.

About R U OK?
R U OK? is a harm prevention charity that encourages people to stay connected and have conversations that can help others through difficult times in their lives. R U OK?'s vision is a world where we're all connected and are protected from suicide.
Read more about R U OK?

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