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4 steps to check in to ask R U OK? Step 1. Ask, Step 2. Listen, Step 3. Encourage action, Step 4. Check in, these steps are written under cartoon images

Got a niggling feeling that someone you know or care about it isn’t behaving as they normally would? Perhaps they seem out of sorts? More agitated or withdrawn? Or they’re just not themselves. Trust that gut instinct and act on it. R U OK?'s vision is a world where we're all connected and are protected from suicide. The mission is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.

By starting a conversation and commenting on the changes you’ve noticed, you could help that family member, friend or workmate open-up. If they say they are not ok, you can follow R U OK conversation steps to show them they’re supported and help them find strategies to better manage the load. If they are ok, that person will know you’re someone who cares enough to ask.

R U OK? photo of two women having a cuppa and talking with statistics - 41% of Australians haven't asked someone if they were OK because they weren't sure they knew the signs.

The Muddy Puddles team are passionate about our community. We would like to encourage these conversations not just on R U OK DAY but every day of the year to ensure we are all supported and connected. Please get in touch if you would like support, we are here, and we care.

R U OK Day is this Thursday 12 September 2019. We will be recognising the day by running age appropriate activities and teaching conversational strategies within our programming this week. We hope to ensure all young people develop the skills to check in on their friends and have their friends check in on them. Together we can make a change and eliminate mental health stigma.

If you need support now, call Lifeline on 13 11 44

You may also like to check out the websites below for helpful resources



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