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2021 R U OK?Day launch - You're invited!
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Join our 2021 R U OK?Day online launch event on Thursday 15 July to learn how you can get involved and help inspire more life-changing conversations.
 
Our CEO, Katherine Newton, will be joined by guests and experts who will provide practical tips and resources to help you plan your activities and genuinely share the R U OK? message in your community.
 
Join us, together we can create a world where we are all connected and are protected from suicide. 
Thursday 9 September is R U OK?Day, our national day of action when we remind Australians that every day is the day to ask, “are you OK?” if someone in your world is struggling with life’s ups and downs. Learn more.
Quick tip: Stay connected
When you can't catch up face-to-face you can still be there for each other. You could:
  • Move your social events online
  • Chat online and ask how they're going
  • Write a letter and post it
  • Play online games with friends
  • Pick up the phone to check in.
We're stronger together this NAIDOC week
Heal Country Banner for NAIDOC Week
It's NAIDOC Week 2021 - a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, history and achievement.

This year's theme is Heal Country. Staying connected to each other, to community, to Country, and kinship networks supports emotional and spiritual wellbeing and healing. We're stronger together.

Learn more about NAIDOC Week
Tips for managing pandemic fatigue

Australians displayed courage and resilience to support themselves, their loved ones and their communities as they navigated the many challenges that came their way last year.

But that means many of us might be running close to empty emotionally. The National Mental Health Commission has released tips to help us take care of ourselves and others.

  • Identify and practice self-care strategies that work for you. 
  • If you're concerned someone's struggling, let them know it's OK not to be feeling OK. Make time to talk through what they are feeling and the practical steps they can take to overcome those feelings. 
  • Get sweaty – regular exercise is great and can also be an opportunity to connect. Check out K's for R U OK? for inspiration.
  • Reach out to people who may be on their own, let them know you care. Find conversation tips.
Conversation hero: Barry Conrad
"Being there for someone doesn't have to be this big daunting thing. Keeping the lines of communication open is so reassuring and healthy. It lets people know that no matter what they're going through, they are not alone."

R U OK? Ambassador Barry Conrad on why we need to make staying connected and asking "are you OK?" part of our everyday. More tips
 
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