R U OK? Start a Conversation

Albury Wodonga
14 Sep 2021

Continue the conversation: R U OK?

R U OK? day raises awareness of the conversation that needs to be had with our people around us. Particularly our young people.

Our job now is to ask the question all year round, and keep the conversation going past 'R U OK?'.



Asking R U OK?


But what happens next?




Listen to the person talking to you

Don't judge what they have to say, and encourage them to talk more about how they're feeling

Silence is ok, they might be thinking, or need a break. Sit with them.




What have they done before when they felt like this?

Do they want help? Or just to vent?


Point them in the direction of help if they need it:

In an emergency always call 000

Or if you can take them to the nearest hospital emergency department

Lifeline: is a 24-hour telephone counselling service: 13 11 14 lifeline.org.au
Suicide Call Back Service: is a 24-hour service that provides telephone, video and online counselling: 1300 659 467 suicidecallbackservice.org.au
Kids helpline: is a 24-hour telephone and online counselling service for young people aged five to 25: 1800 55 1800 kidshelpline.com.au
Albury Wodonga Health - Mental Health Triage Service: 1300 104 211
eheadspace: is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 - 25 or their family can chat online, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional 1800 650 890 or eheadspace.org.au

Qlife: Provides anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. - https://qlife.org.au/

Check in...

You could say - 'I was thinking about the other day, how have you been?'

Keep talking, remind the person you're there

Keep in touch!

Make mental health talk part of normal conversation




Helpful R U OK? manuals

Rural and Remote


Schools and Education