R U OK Day Kit – 2018 Resources, Messages and Information
The R U OK? Day Champions Kit has everything you need to plan an event, big or small, and make some noise about it, or share and be part of the conversation on the day.
Event posters, conversation starters, social media posts, helpful info on how to ask and talk to your mates and a bunch of other cool stuff
Check out and download the >>>> R U OK Day Champions Kit <<<<
R U OK’s official Sydney event, Thursday Sep 13
More deets on >>> R U OK’s official Sydney event <<<
- Final stop for the Conversation Convoy.
- Thursday Sep 13
- 7.30am – 11am
- Walumil Lawns, Barangaroo Reserve.
Start a Conversation, Event and Talk – Where I’ll be on R U OK? Day
Start A Conversation – Hosted by Talk Events in conjunction with TAFE NSW
Cocktail evening with activities, a silent auction to raise funds for R U OK, and a few words from me about why and how we can all look out for your mates.
Every day is R U OK?Day – 2018 Key Campaign Message
Every day people experience life’s ups and down and things like grief, relationship breakdown, financial difficulty or losing a job. For some people, living with anxiety and depression is the rollercoaster ride for life. Sadly, many people feel they don’t have anyone to confide in, fear they will be judged and seen as weak or feel shame, embarrassment or undeserving of help. These feelings and beliefs get in the way and stop people asking for help.
R U OK Day may be only once a year, but every day is a great day to have a conversation with a mate… maybe even one that could change a life.
The signs that someone needs help can be hard to spot because they look different on everyone. About the only sign that is universal is that they’re personal and look like someone not feeling their vibe or being themselves, consistently and for a while.
>> More deets on recognising signs <<
How to Ask “R U OK” and Find Help
Talking to your mates and being a friend doesn’t have to be difficult, and you don’t need to know the answers or be able to solve issues – leave that to the mental health experts. The best thing you can be is that friend who notices, and listens, when it’s needed most.
- Check out the “how to ask R U OK” conversation guide
- If you’re talking to kids and younger people, Orygen’s ChatSafe guidelines are a great guide.
- R U OK Find Help page has lots of great resources, contacts and organisations that can help people – it’s a great one to share around.
2018 Conversation Convoy
R U OK Social Media
Craig @ CraigOnToast