R U OK DAY?
Today is R U OK day. A day that is meant to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and start a conversation with those in their world 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?
- Encourage Action
- Check in
Trust the Signs, Trust your Gut and Ask R U OK?
We can all make a difference in the lives of those who might be struggling by having regular, meaningful conversations about life ‘s ups and downs.
If you feel like something’s not quite the same with someone you know – there’s something going on in their life or you notice a change in what they’re doing or saying – trust that gut instinct and take the time to ask them “Are you OK?”
By acting as ‘eyes and ears’ and reaching out to anyone who’s going through a tough time we can show them they’re supported and encourage them to access help sooner.
|WHAT ARE THEY SAYING
|WHAT ARE THEY DOING?
|WHAT’S GOING ON IN THEIR LIVES?
|Do they seem:
|Are they experiencing:
A Conversation could change a life
Got a feeling that someone you know or care about it 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 More agitated or withdrawn?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. Learn more about the signs and when it’s time to ask R U OK
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 our 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.
GETTING READY TO ASK
Am I ready?
Am I prepared?
Picked my moment?