You can make a difference to someone who’s struggling by having regular, meaningful conversations about life! If you feel like something’s up with someone you know or you notice a change in what they’re doing or saying – trust your gut instinct and take the time to ask them “Are you OK?”. You don’t have to be an expert to have a caring, meaningful conversation.
Follow R U OK?’s four conversation steps:
Learn the signs and how to ask R U OK? at ruok.org.au.
Sometimes conversations are too big for workmates, friends and family. At these times, it can help to call upon specific organisations:
Lifeline (24/7 )
13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service (24/7)
1300 659 467
Beyond Blue (24/7)
1300 224 636
1800 18 SANE (7263)
Remember, you can make a difference to someone’s life!