It’s been a year like never before in the Australian strata sector. Due to lockdowns creating social isolation and other social pressures, national R U OK? Day is more important than ever before.
Today is national R U OK? Day, a powerful day of action to connect with your family, friends, neighbours, and colleagues. This year, the message is “Are they really okay?”.
In these challenging and uncertain times, which has seen extended lockdowns in Sydney and other areas of New South Wales, it’s more important than ever to ask the question: “Are you really okay?”.
The charity R U OK?, which was founded on the belief that a conversation can change a life, has developed tons of helpful resources to empower you to have meaningful conversations with others this R U OK? Day.
They advocate four simple steps to have a connected conversation:
- Ask “R U OK?”
- Encourage action
- Check in
For those who wish to get involved in this year’s R U OK? Day, there are a range of ways that you can offer your support to your loved ones and share the organisation’s message.
Have a conversation
Finding a way to connect with others may require you to get a little creative under lockdown conditions! If you can’t connect face to face, use a video call, phone call, text message, email, or e-card to reach out.
Acts of kindness
A small act of kindness can truly brighten someone’s day. There are so many ways to show others that you’re thinking of them – from sending flowers to helping a neighbour, or simply wishing someone a good day.
Watch the webinar
R U OK? is hosting a free webinar today at 12:30pm AEST to teach you how to start a conversation. Speakers include Sam Mac, Sunrise weatherman and R U OK? Ambassador, and Katherine Newton, CEO of R U OK?. To find out more and to register, click here.
Host an event
A face to face or online event is a fun way to bring people together and celebrate R U OK? Day. Events can involve your nearest and dearest, your neighbours, your colleagues, a sporting, or community group. To register your event and spread some positivity, click here.
And perhaps one of the easiest ways you can show your support this R U OK? Day is to wear yellow. Bright and bold fluorescent or subdued hues – whatever takes your fancy! You can also support the organisation directly by buying some R U OK? official merchandise here.
For more resources on having a conversation that can change a life, visit: www.ruok.org.au. We encourage you to share this article with those you care about to share this year’s important message: “Are you really okay?”.