Reach out and ask “R U OK?”

Today is R U OK? Day – an opportunity to remind ourselves that every day is an opportunity to reach out, start meaningful conversations and support friends and colleagues.

In lieu of speaker gifts at RA events throughout the year, we make a donation to our speaker’s charity of choice. Several of these have a mental health focus, including:

  • Beyond Blue
  • Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds
  • Headspace

This year, the R U OK? Day message is that you don’t need to be an expert to ‘are you OK?’ but if you need some guidance, there is ALEC – the 4 Steps of an R U OK? conversation.

  1. Ask
  2. Listen
  3. Encourage action
  4. Check in

There’s more advice available on how to start the conversation here

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