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R U OK?Day, Thursday 9 September, is one week away.

Our message this year is 'Are they really OK? Ask them today.' 

Life's ups and downs happen to all of us. So chances are someone you know might be struggling. Your genuine support can make a difference whatever they are facing, big or small. 

So, don’t wait until someone’s visibly distressed or in crisis. Make a moment meaningful and ask them how they’re really going. 

To help you meaningfully share the message we've released FREE resources including:

  • A guide to supporting R U OK?Day
  • A conversation guide
  • Presentation kits
  • Videos
  • Activity sheets
Download R U OK?Day resources
Quick tip: Ask open-ended questions
Help them explain what’s going on and how they’re feeling by asking questions like:
"Can you tell me about what's going on?"
"How long have you been feeling this way?"
"How does that make you feel?"

Find more conversation tips
Let's Takeaway Together

#TakeawayTogether is an R U OK? initiative that encourages people to stay connected while supporting local businesses doing it tough.

In the lead up to R U OK?Day, we're encouraging people to ‘Takeaway Together’ by ordering takeaway or delivery from a local cafe or restaurant, sharing it screen-to-screen or face-to-face and serving up a side of conversation! 

We know it’s been a difficult year for everyone. This is a simple way to connect, get the conversation flowing and find out how the people in your world are really going. 

Get involved
Resources for educators and youth
For students, learning how to support their peers and talk about how they feel is an important life lesson, so where better to start than in the classroom? To help you encourage more life-changing conversations we've released new resources for educators and young people including:
  • Youth Conversation Guide
  • A presentation kit
  • Classroom activity sheets
  • Classroom display templates
  • Videos for primary and secondary students
Download resources
Join our R U OK?Day webinar

Join our online event to learn when and how to ask R U OK? so you can have a conversation that could change a life.

Hosted by Sam Mac, Sunrise weather presenter and R U OK? Ambassador, and Katherine Newton, CEO R U OK?, you'll hear inspiring stories, practical tips, and more to help you find out how the people in your world are really going.

You might laugh, you might cry but most importantly you’ll feel empowered because asking “Are you OK?" when someone’s struggling with something big, something small, or nothing at all, shows them you care.

Register now
R U OK? in other languages
R U OK?Day resources have been translated into eight languages: Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Punjabi, Spanish and Vietnamese. Each language translation includes the R U OK?Day Conversation Guide and R U OK?Day poster. 
Download translated resources
Conversation hero: Ming Johanson
"My word for the year has been relentless. It's been relentless but how I get through that is by surrounding myself with champions.

"We need to check in on people and genuinely ask the question, 'are you really OK?' because it allows them the space to go, 'Well, actually...'"

Ming Johanson is an R U OK? Community Ambassador, small business owner and a regular media commentator in the areas of technology and mental health. She believes staying connected and checking in with each other can change lives. Find conversation tips.
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