It’s R U OK?Day, a reminder that every day is a day to start a conversation that could change a life.
Today we’re calling on Australians to learn what to say after R U OK? so they can keep the conversation going when someone says they’re not OK.
There’s more to say after R U OK?
- Learn what to say when listening with an open mind
- Learn what to say when encouraging action
- Learn what to say when checking in
- Learn how to continue a conversation that could change a life.
When we know what to say next we can help someone open up and find pathways to support long before they’re in crisis. Learn what to say next and help us move closer to our vision of a world where we’re all connected and are protected from suicide.
By genuinely asking “Are you OK?” and being prepared to have regular meaningful conversations you can help someone who might be struggling to feel supported when confronted with challenges in life whether at home, work, school or in sport.
You don’t have to be an expert to keep the conversation going, learn what to say next in our FREE Conversation Guide.
If someone has been experiencing tough emotions for more than two weeks, encourage them to talk to a trusted health professional or call Lifeline on 13 11 14 for a confidential chat any time of day or night. You can find other support services here and remember these services are for everyone – whether you need a listening ear or are concerned about someone else.
Need to talk to someone?
Don’t go it alone. Please reach out for help.
Lifeline: 13 11 14 or lifeline.org.au
Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636 or beyondblue.org.au
Beyond Blue’s coronavirus support service: 1800 512 348 or coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 or kidshelpline.com.au
Headspace: 1800 650 890 or headspace.org.au