R U OK Day is our national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone to ask, “Are you OK?” and to remember every day of the year to support people who may be struggling with life’s ups and downs.
In the build-up to R U OK?Day we encouraged everyone to Trust the Signs, Trust your Gut & Ask R U OK?
We want everyone to feel confident they know the signs someone might need support by listening to what they’re saying, seeing what they’re doing or knowing what’s going on in their life. Whenever you notice a change, no matter how small, we want you to trust your gut and start an R U OK? conversation.
If you need professional support, please contact your doctor, local health centre or one of the services listed. Family and friends can also call upon these services for advice and assistance on how to support someone who is struggling.
If you are concerned for your safety or the safety of others, seek immediate assistance by calling Triple Zero (000).
How to support RUOK Day
These R U OK?Day packs
contain all the resources and materials you need to make your R U OK?Day activities a meaningful success. Download a pack below for a practical guide to supporting R U OK?Day, posters, suggested messaging and more!
Fun runs, morning teas and movie nights, sausage sizzles and bake offs –fundraising for R U OK?
is a great way to make a difference and support friends, family, colleagues and neighbours feel more connected and protected.
We want our community to stay connected and support their local businesses through #takeawaytogether by ordering from their favourite local, sharing the meal with family and friends and serving up a side of conversation.
Get involved here.
How to ask RUOK?
Got a feeling that someone you know or care about it isn’t behaving as they normally would? Perhaps they seem out of sorts? More agitated or withdrawn? Or they’re just not themselves. Trust that gut instinct and act on it. Learn more about the signs and when it's time to ask R U OK?
Free activities and workshops - coming soon!
Connect in Canning
We've established an initiative - Connect in Canning - that aims to build connection at the neighbourhood level by supporting initiatives and providing resources and assistance to those who want to build more connected communities. Find out more here.
The Roundtable: Mental health in a multicultural society
One of the main questions we are asking is: how easy is it for people from our multicultural communities to access help? How is mental health viewed by other cultures?
Click here to listen
to this foundtable discussion hosted by the ABC featuring:
Foundation House - Community Capacity Team on Mental Health programs
Melbourne based GP and advisor for Beyond Blue
Mental Health Social Worker and Board member of Sane Australia (Indian Australian)
is a final year trainee in Psychiatry at Royal North Shore Hospital and does outreach work in the African community (Zambian Australian)