R U OK? Day will be celebrated tomorrow Thursday 10 September. This important day highlights how conversations can make a big difference. Life’s challenges can leave people feeling helpless, hopeless, afraid, disconnected and at genuine risk.
Early intervention and open communication can reduce stigma, breakdown barriers and can build trust, which in turn promotes long-term positive behavioural change that saves lives now and in the future.
Learn what to say next in the free R U OK Conversation Guide. You don’t have to be an expert to keep the conversation going when someone says they’re not OK. By knowing what to say you can help someone feel supported and access appropriate help long before they’re in crisis, which could change their life.
Useful contacts for someone who is not OK. Contact one of these Australian crisis lines or professionals:
Beyond Blue (24/7)
1300 224 636
13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service (24/7)
1300 659 467
Kids Helpline (24/7)
1800 55 1800
1300 78 99 78