R U OK? Day is a celebrated day which reminds us to empower everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them. This year’s key message is to double check – are they really ok? The default response to this might be ‘I’m fine’, but we can make the effort to dig a little deeper and lend a supportive ear!
Previously we have encouraged those in the workplace to start a conversation with others, and raise awareness of mental health through fundraising morning tea events, sharing our favourite recipes that bring us comfort and reaching out to the people in our lives.
We can all create a supportive workplace culture where people feel confident asking and answering this simple yet important question. If you have some time today, check in with friends, family and loved ones – remember you don’t need to be an expert to reach out – just a good friend and a great listener!