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R U OK? is a public health promotion charity that encourages people to stay connected and have conversations that can help others through difficult times. Their work focuses on building the motivation, confidence and skills of the help-giver — the person who can have a meaningful conversation with someone who is struggling with life.

Vision and mission

The R U OK? vision is a world where we're all connected and are protected from suicide. Their mission is to inspire and empower people to meaningfully connect with those in their world and lend support when they are struggling with life.

How R U OK? can help

R U OK? delivers free resources that increase the willingness and confidence of all Australians to recognise the signs someone is struggling, start a genuine conversation and lend appropriate support.

  • Guides, posters, conversation starters, and activity ideas to help people spot the signs someone might be struggling and know how to have an R U OK? conversation.
  • Interactive conversation roleplay videos to guide people on what to say if someone is not OK.
  • A community ambassador program featuring the valuable voices of lived experience.
  • Events and activities in support of mental health and suicide prevention.
  • Resources to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQ+ communities and CALD communities.

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Last reviewed: March 2023

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Supporting someone experiencing financial hardship

Money problems can happen to anyone and financial stress is something most of us will experience at some stage in our life. Here's how you can support someone who is finding it difficult to make ends meet.

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How to ask "Are you OK?" | R U OK?

R U OK? is a suicide prevention charity encouraging Australians to start life-changing conversations, when they're needed most. Four simple steps guide you to ask "Are you OK?", and help someone in need safely and comfortably. A conversation can change a life.

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Signs - R U OK? (Full Version) - YouTube

When you notice a change in someone’s behaviour, no matter how small, trust that gut instinct and start a conversation that could change a life. Learn more: ...

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Where can I get help | R U OK?

Mental health and crisis support services are available in Australia . R U OK? does not provide counselling or crisis support but we have a directory of organisations that do.

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What should I do if I'm worried about someone's immediate safety

Inspiring and empowering people to meaningfully connect and lend support to the people in their world who may be struggling with life. Find conversation tips, resources and more so you can ask "are you OK?" and have a conversation that could change a life.

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How to support someone on Father's Day

For many, Father's Day is a moment to celebrate the dads and father figures who have made an impact on our lives. But for some, it can be a tough day. Grief, divorce or separation, relationship issues, absence, painful or unresolved feelings are just a few of the things that can make this a difficult day.

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Signs it's time to ask I R U OK?

R U OK? is a suicide prevention charity encouraging Australians to start life-changing conversations, when they're needed most. Start by recognising the signs of struggle and mental health distress. A conversation could change a life.

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Chit Chat Channel I R U OK?

A digital community to empower and connect people who want to lend support to those in their world who might be struggling. Powered by KitKat and R U OK?

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Home | RUOK

RUOK is a suicide prevention charity in Australia, reminding people that having meaningful conversations with mates and loved ones could save lives.

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Tips for talking to someone online

The following tips are a guide for what to say to someone who needs some help or support online, we’ve also got some useful resources if you or someone you know needs professional support.

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