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Save the date: R U OK?Day
R U OK?Day is our national day of action and a reminder that every day of the year is a day to stay connected and ask ‘are you OK?' of anyone in your world who may be struggling.

R U OK?Day 2021 is Thursday 9 September so mark the date in your calendar now.
We're working on new resources and ideas to help you encourage more life-changing conversations in your school, workplace and community. 

Sign up here so we can keep you up to date and let you know when new resources are released.
Quick tip: Make sure you have time
Before you ask someone ‘R U OK?’, make sure you have enough time to dedicate to a meaningful conversation. Don’t ask someone just before a meeting or as you are about to rush out the door. Encourage the person to genuinely tell you how they feel and be willing to listen. Find more tips
New conversation guide
Graphic with the text "Supporting someone online" inside a black cloud. Rain is falling from the cloud. The raindrops are falling on a person with their hands on their head. The person is within a phone screen. Another person is appearing inside a computer screen. They are holding an umbrella out to the person who is being rained on. There are three circles containing the text "reach out in private", "listen and show you care" and "Connect them to support". In the footer is the text Find more tips at ruok.org.au and the R U OK? logo
A lot of our conversations and interactions now take place online so what can you do if someone you're talking to or connected with needs support? We've released a FREE guide with tips on how to provide support online to someone who might be struggling or going through a tough time. Check it out. You could change a life.
Enter the R U OK? Awards

Over the past year many individuals and organisations have worked hard to stay connected, start conversations and make a difference.

Our Barbara Hocking Memorial Awards recognise those in the community who are helping to create a world where we’re all connected and protected from suicide. We're calling for nominations in five categories:

  • workplace organisation;
  • community group;
  • educational institution;
  • conversation champion; and
  • young conversation champion.

Nominate and find more information here. The closing date for nominations is 8 March 2021.

Read our annual report

Our 2019-2020 annual report showcases our work across the last financial year. Thank you to all of you who reached out, asked, "are you OK?" and shared our message in your schools, workplaces and communities. You helped us make an impact. Read the report.

As we look to the future, we encourage all Australians to #StayConnected. The effects of COVID-19 will be felt for some time so it's important to stay alert for signs of struggle in those we live, work and study alongside, lend a listening ear and support anyone who is struggling to find ways to manage the load.

Conversation hero: Lisa Nichols

"You don't need to have all the answers. Just letting that person know that you care and that they are worthy of being cared about is sometimes enough."

R U OK? Community Ambassador Lisa Nichols reminds us that we don't have to solve someone's problem on our own. Our role is to listen and to encourage them to access appropriate support when they need it. Find conversation tips here.

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