R U OK? is calling on all of us to let the people you care about know you’re here, to really hear them.
Asking R U OK? is the first step, but you also need to genuinely listen to what comes next.
R U OK? conducted research to understand what a meaningful R U OK? conversation looks like for Australians in 2023. People commonly mentioned three things:
- Trust: they need to know the person they speak to is someone they trust, and, for many, someone they are close to.
- Authenticity: they want to know the person asking them genuinely wants to hear answer.
- Environment: people prefer to have these conversations in a private space with enough time to share what they want to say.
By taking the time for an R U OK? conversation and genuinely listening with an open mind, we can all help the people in our world feel supported and connected.
Let the people in your world know you’re here, to really hear, because a conversation could change a life.
Here’s some tips from R U OK? on how best to start that conversation:
For more info go to: https://www.ruok.org.au/how-to-ask
- On 14/09/2023