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Managing strong reactions to R U OK?
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During an R U OK? conversation you can sometimes encounter a strong emotional reaction. Try not to take it personally if someone lashes out in anger or frustration, bursts into tears or isn't ready to seek support . We've put together some tips to guide you in how to minimise awkwardness and reduce the pressure in these situations. Read them now.
Quick tip: Pick up the phone
If you can't have an R U OK? conversation face-to-face then consider giving someone a call instead. There’s something about a phone call that feels quite personal and private and that can often help people open up for a meaningful conversation. Find more tips
New LGBTIQ+ conversation guide
Image of the cover of the R U OK? LGBTIQ+ Conversation Guide with accompanying text LGBTIQ+ conversation guide. Rise up and Ask R U OK? Learn how in the this free guide. In the footer are the logos for R U OK? and LGBTIQ+ Health Australia
To help you rise up and ask your LGBTIQ+ friends, family and colleagues, "are you OK?" in a safe and supportive way we've updated our  LGBTIQ+ conversation guide. The guide, developed in collaboration with LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, contains practical tips on when and how to have a conversation with someone who is bodily, gender and sexuality diverse who may be struggling with life. Download guide.
New podcast: 'We need to talk' with Ruby Mountford
R U OK? logo with text we need to TALK inside a speech bubble. The speech bubble also contains icons for a rainbow, eye, heart, ear and speech bubble.

'We Need To Talk' is a podcast about three simple words that can mean the world to someone who's going through tough times: “are you OK?” 

Each episode of 'We Need To Talk' explores a topic that will help you lend support to the people in your world. Experts and people like you share their stories -  sometimes confronting but always inspiring you with helpful insights and tips so you can start a conversation that could change a life.

This podcast is for anyone who wants to support the people in their world, with a focus on LGBTIQA+ communities. Listen now here or search 'We need to talk' on your preferred podcast platform.

Trek Larapinta for R U OK?
Photo of Larapinta Trail at sunset with R U OK? logo and text reading Larapinta Trek 2021. Larapinta, 1-5 Sept 2021. Trek the Larapinta Trail and support R U OK? - the adventure starts here.

We are delighted to announce that this September, Team R U OK? will once again trek the Larapinta Trail. The trek is an incredible opportunity to share the R U OK? message, test your endurance and discover new horizons in the spectacular Red Centre. Places are limited and you can find full details here.

'Yellow' shows importance of connection and support
This image has a cartoon male carrying a yellow balloon. He looks sad and he his bent over as he walks past a tree.
"Connection, to self and others, is the cornerstone of human health”

Inspired by his own experience, Flynt Robbins created the short film 'Yellow' to show the difference a community and connection to others can make when we're struggling. The film won the R U OK? award at this year’s Peninsula Film Festival. Read our full interview with Flynt.
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