R U OK?DAY – THURSDAY 9th SEPTEMBER
THIS YEAR THE MESSAGE IS:
Are they really OK? Ask them today.
Do you know how the people in your world are really going?
Life’s ups and downs happen to all of us. So chances are someone you know might be struggling. Your genuine support can make a difference whatever they are facing, big or small.
So, don’t wait until someone’s visibly distressed or in crisis. Make a moment meaningful and ask them how they’re really going.
Are they really OK? Ask them today. Your conversation could change a life.
R U OK? has developed FREE resources to help you encourage everyone in your school, workplace and community to think about who in their world might need to be asked how they’re really going and how to make a moment meaningful by asking “are you OK?” Sign up below to view the resources.
‘THERE’S MORE TO SAY AFTER R U OK?’
In challenging times it’s more important than ever for us all to say connected and, for those who are able, be willing to support those around us. Learn what to say when someone says they’re not OK so you can continue a conversation that could change a life.
You don’t have to be an expert to keep the conversation going when someone says they’re not OK. By knowing what to say you can help someone feel supported and access appropriate help long before they’re in crisis, which can make a really positive difference to their life.
Learn what to say
Click HERE to download the Australia Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) 2020-21 Social Justice Statement on LIVING LIFE TO THE FULL: Mental Health in Australia Today.
SJS 2020-21 Prayer
Jesus, you invite us all into the fullness of life.
May we support one another to flourish
in body, mind and spirit.
Strengthen our commitment to ensure
that nobody falls through gaps in our systems of care.
People called you mad.
Help us to recognise you
in those who suffer mental ill-health today.
Show us how to eliminate stigmatisation of mental
from our parishes, schools, communities and
You drew near to those
who were suffering in body or mind.
May we too feel your nearness
when we struggle with mental health challenges.
May we be one as members of Your Body.
You invite us to share in your ministry
of love and true compassion.
May we be empowered by your Spirit
to reach out to all people in need.
May we build communities of welcome and