R U OK – A Conversation Could Save a Life

R U OK? inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and start a conversation with those in their world who may be struggling with life.

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 More agitated or withdrawn?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?

By starting a conversation and commenting on the changes you’ve noticed, you could help that family member, friend or workmate open up. If they say they are not ok, you can follow our conversation steps to show them they’re supported and help them find strategies to better manage the load. If they are ok, that person will know you’re someone who cares enough to ask.

You don’t need to be an expert to reach out – just a good friend and a great listener.

Use these four steps and have a conversation that could change a life:

  1. Ask R U OK?
  2. Listen
  3. Encourage action
  4. Check in


R U OK? Day – Thursday 14 September 2023

This year the message is: Are they really OK? Ask them today.  Learn more about R U OK? Day and the free resources you can obtain for your workplace, home and community, how you can help your family, friends and colleagues.

Tradies Tools to Talk

We all know it’s tough in the trade industry.  If you’re looking for some resources to help you open up a conversation with a colleague or employee (or friends or family), R U OK? have a suite of resources to help you.  Learn more about the R U OK? tradies resources here.