RU OK? DAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2021
R U OK?
What an important reminder in the midst of lockdowns, to remind everyone to check in with the people in their world and ask if they are really OK. So many are doing it tough right now and life affects us each differently.
Sometimes it isn’t obvious that someone is struggling but please don’t wait until someone is visibly distressed or in a crisis to ask how they are really going. Not just today, but every day.
If you want to support someone but aren’t sure where to start, follow these four steps:
ASK R U OK? – Pick the right time and place and ask them how they’re going.
LISTEN – Listen with an open mind and without judgement.
ENCOURAGE ACTION – Encourage them to do something that might lighten the load.
CHECK IN – Remember to check in again soon. Your ongoing care and support can make a difference.
Are they really OK? Ask them today.
Learn how to ask at www.ruok.org.au/how-to-ask