Thursday 8 September is R U OK? Day – and a reminder we need to stay connected and make asking ‘are you OK?’ a part of our everyday. That way if someone we know is struggling with something big or small they’ll know we care.
When we genuinely ask, ‘are you OK?’ and are prepared to talk to them about how they’re feeling and what’s going on in their life we can help someone who might be struggling feel connected and supported, long before they’re in crisis.
You don’t need to be an expert to ask some
one, ‘are you OK?’. Try and make time for regular chats about life’s ups and downs so you can build trust.
That way when someone is struggling they’ll know you care and will feel comfortable opening up to you.
Check out this video for tips: