Ask R U OK? No qualifications needed
Thursday 8 September is R U OK? Day, a National Day of Action and a reminder that every day is a day to check in with your friends, family and colleagues.
This year, R U OK? are championing the message; ‘Ask R U OK? No qualifications needed’, to remind Australians they already have what it takes to support the people in their world who might be struggling.
‘Ask R U OK? No qualifications needed’ comes in response to new research which found four in ten Australians feel asking someone ‘are you OK?’ is a conversation better had with an expert.
Listen to AFPA President Alex Caruana speaking about R U OK?
R U OK? have released a range of FREE resources including guides, tips and ideas to help Australians know when and how to have an R U OK? conversation.
Visit ruok.org.au for free resources to help you have an R U OK? conversation. You can also head to our website (www.afpa.org.au ) for further comments from the AFPA President and resources that you can access.
Ask R U OK? No qualifications needed because a conversation could change a life.
For support at any time of day or night, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
|Support service||Contact Number|
|Suicide Call Back Service||1300 659 467|
|Mental Health Line (NSW)||1800 011 511|
|Mental Health Line (QLD)||1300 642 255|
|Access Mental Health (ACT)||1800 629 354 or 02 6205 1065|
|MensLine Australia||1300 789 978|
|Beyond Blue||1300 224 636|
|Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling||1800 011 046|
|PANDA’s National Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Helpline||1300 726 306|
|Headspace||1800 650 890|
|SANE Australia||1800 187 263|