Are they really OK? Ask them today.

That’s the message for this year’s R U OK? Day – Thursday 9 September. It’s a simple question that can make a genuine difference for someone who is struggling.

The R U OK? movement has been prompting people to start this important conversation since 2009. This year, with many people facing the added challenges of COVID-19, reaching out to others has never been more important.

There are many ways you can start a potentially life-changing conversation – or share supportive messages and information – while physically distancing.

Covid-safe ways to support R U OK? DAY include:

  • hosting a digital event
  • walking and talking
  • creating an online conversation
  • sharing information via email, social media and other online channels.

The charity is hosting its own R U OK? Day webinar  at 12:30pm AEST to learn when and how to ask R U OK?.

Guest speakers include:

  • Sam Mac, weatherman Sunrise and R U OK? Ambassador
  • Katherine Newton, CEO R U OK?
  • Ann-Maree Fardell Hartley, psychologist and suicidoligist.

Or you can hold your own online gathering. When you register your event R U OK? DAY will send you a pack with posters, invitations and conversation tips.

Start exploring how to stay safe while making a difference to someone’s life at the R U OK? website.

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