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How to ask "R U OK?"

R U OK? We understand that suicide prevention can be a sensitive and complicated subject manner. We understand that it may sometimes be difficult to understand what a loved one is going through. We understand that sometimes it is not always easy to act on that gut instinct. On Thursday the 10th of September, we recognise R U OK Day. On this day, we encourage everyone to check in with their loved ones to see how they are. R U OK’s vision is to create a world where we are all connected and protected from suicide. Their goals are to; 

  1. Boost our confidence to meaningfully connect and ask about life's ups and downs
  2. Nurture our sense of responsibility to regularly connect and support others
  3. Strengthen our sense of belonging because we know people are there for us
  4. Be relevant, strong and dynamic

Three simple words can make all the difference in the world. R U OK? These three words can make the difference in not only someone’s day, but someone’s life. This Thursday at SACARE, we will be encouraging our SACARE family to ask R U OK? Whether it be to a fellow co worker or a friend or loved one. We will be encouraging our staff and community members to engage in conversation and ask each other R U OK? Even if its just something small, we will be taking the time to have a conversation and ask the most important question this Thursday. R U OK?

Start a conversation using these 4 steps... 

  1. Ask, R U OK?
  2. Listen
  3. Encourage Action
  4. Check In
And if your not sure what to say after you’ve asked R U OK? The R U OK Day organisation has created this video that will hope you continue the conversation.  


Remember to listen with an open mind, encourage action, offer support and make the time to check in and see if someone is okay. Be sure to ask someone this Thursday R U OK? Be a part of the conversation and, be a part of the solution.





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