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Always was, always will be
It's NAIDOC Week 2020 - a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, history and achievement. The theme - Always Was, Always Will Be - recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for more than 65,000 years.

NAIDOC 2020 invites all Australians to embrace a history that dates back thousands of generations. It's also an opportunity for everyone in Australia to reflect on and prioritise the social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.

This NAIDOC Week, take time to check in with your mob and ask R U OK? Learn how by using the Stronger Together campaign resources.

Let’s talk, we’re Stronger Together.
Quick tip: Give them space to talk
Listening is important.Take what they say seriously, without judgement and don’t interrupt or rush them. It can help to ask open questions, reflect back what they're saying and sit patiently with any silence.
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Enter our youth design competition
Are you an aspiring graphic designer or budding artist aged 14-24 who is passionate about encouraging everyone to be a good friend and ask, "Are you OK?"

Enter our 2020 postcard design competition for a chance to win some R U OK? merch and have your artwork featured on postcards.

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Help us improve R U OK?Day
Whether you hosted an event, got involved online or shared the message in your school, workplace or community, we want to know what you think so we can ensure R U OK?Day continues to empower people to support those in their world who may be struggling with life. 

To provide your feedback please complete our short survey before 20 November.
What you should ask a new or expecting Mum or Dad

In 2015, after giving birth to her daughter Clara,  R U OK? Ambassador Chelsea Pottenger found herself dealing with dark thoughts and tough emotions. Thankfully her husband asked her a simple question: "Are you OK?" 

This conversation was the catalyst for Chelsea to access the support she needed, being diagnosed with post-natal depression and ultimately recovering.

It's Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week, a condition that affects 1 in 5 expecting and new mothers and 1 in 10 fathers. If you're worried about someone reach out, start a conversation and help them connect with support like that offered through the PANDA's National Perinatal Mental Health Helpline on 1300 726 306. The help line operates from Monday to Saturday between 9am and 7.30pm (AEST/AEDT).

It could change a life - it did for Chelsea.
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