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KEEP THE MESSAGE ALIVE EVERY DAY
R U OK? Supporters

KEEP THE MESSAGE ALIVE EVERY DAY

If you really want to make a difference, we need your help to champion the message in your workplace, school and community. You don't have to do it alone because we've some amazing resources you can use.
A place where asking the question “are you ok?” can really work is in the workplace. As employers or staff, we can all create a culture where people feel confident asking and answering this most important question. Besides our legal responsibility of providing a safe and healthy workplace, these conversations can make a real difference to staff going through a tough time.
Are you a HR manager, team leader or just a great team player? Download our resources below to help get your team talking. 
Here are some tips on how to make the best use of this material:
  1. Choose the resource kit that will resonate best with your colleagues.
  2. Send it out at a thoughtful time (for example: around staff reviews, on the completion of a large project, at the end of the financial year).
  3. Ask someone well-known and respected at work to send out the initial email. It’s a good way to ensure the staff read it.
  4. Put up the posters in popular hang-out areas, as people need to see a message a few times for it to sink in.
  5. Include a story in your employee newsletter (a heartfelt story by an employee is always good).
  6.  Mention the campaign at any relevant forums.
  7. Invite workplace champions to share their feedback with us.
Would you say something?
WOULD YOU SAY SOMETHING?
This workplace campaign reminds people that we've all got what it takes to start a conversation with someone we're worried about. This kit includes posters, stickers and email copy on how to start a conversation.
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Have you got a spare pair of undies?
ASKING THE UNASKABLE
This workplace campaign reminds people that while there are some things we shouldn’t ask workmates, "are you ok?" certainly isn't one of them. This kit includes posters, images, email copy and a PPT presentation on how to start a conversation.
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R U OK? Team
HOW TO ASK STAFF R U OK?
A practical guide to help you ask the question of staff.
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Something we're never too young to learn is that asking "are you ok?" can make a difference - and it's a message R U OK? wants to take into the classroom.
By giving teenagers the confidence to start conversations regularly and with real care, they can be the generation that transforms the way we look out for anyone struggling with life.
Whether you're a teacher needing great activities for your PDHPE lessons - or you're a student who wants to make a difference - download the resources below.
R U OK? School Years 7-8
CLASSROOM TOOLBOXES - YEARS 7-8
We've four lesson plans (with worksheets!) to inspire great conversations in the playground and classroom.
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School children in a group hug for ruok?day
CLASSROOM TOOLBOXES - YEARS 9-12
Help students ride the highs and lows of school life with these four lesson plans.
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School RUOK? Day Celebrations
CONVERSATION CORNER KIT
Help students find the time and place to talk about the good and bad times with each other by creating a Conversation Corner in your school. This kit has all the tips you need to involve students, teachers and carers in this project.
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MORE WAYS TO GET STUDENTS TALKING
Chat to our R U OK? at School Partner, Brainstorm Productions,  about their award-winning range of in-school theatre productions, which tackle a range of issues including bullying, cyber bullying and student wellbeing.  ReachOut.com also has a great range of online fact sheets, tips and forums to help 14-25 year-olds manage tough times; including information, stories and online discussions. 

 If you’re a teacher, check out ReachOut.com Professionals for additional information and ideas. For teachers and youth workers - be sure to explore Black Dog's Youth Programs 

MindMatters also has resources for secondary school teachers. 

 Youth beyondblue and headspace also have information for young people.
 And Batyr supports young people to share inspiring stories of recovery in the community.
As fly-in fly-out or drive-in drive-out practices become more common, more workers are being separated from their family and friend support networks. This is why we’ve been working with Bristow to encourage workmates to back each other by asking “are you ok?”
Are you a HR manager, team leader or just a great team player? Download our resources below to help get your team talking.
  1. Choose the resource kit that will most appeal to your workmates.
  2. Send it out at a thoughtful time (for example: around staff reviews, on the completion of a large project, at the end of the financial year).
  3. Ask someone well-known at work to send out the initial email. It’s a good way to ensure the staff read it.
  4.  Put up the posters in popular hang-out areas, as people need to see a message a few times for it to sink in.
  5. Include a story in your employee newsletter (a heartfelt story by an employee is always good).
  6.  Mention the campaign at any relevant forums.
  7. Invite workplace champions to share their feedback with us.
Seeing who's struggling isn't always obvious.
IT'S NOT ALWAYS OBVIOUS
It's not always obvious that someone is struggling - and we sometimes need to be reminded to trust our gut instinct and dig a bit deeper. This kit includes posters (including one with a conversation flowchart), toolbox talking points and a PPT presentation on how to start a conversation.
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Australian Football Teams being mates
YOU DON'T NEED TO BE BEST BUDS TO ASK
Featuring some of Australia’s best-known AFL and NRL players, these resources remind workers that you don’t have to be best mates to offer some support. This kit includes posters, toolbox talking points and a PPT presentation on how to start a conversation.
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Group of FIFO workers
HOW TO ASK STAFF R U OK?
A practical guide to help you ask the question of workmates.
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The irony is, there’s not much space in the calendars at Uni and TAFE to champion meaningful conversations - yet students can be under immense study, work, family, social and financial pressures. That’s why we’ve collaborated with Monash, RMIT and Western Sydney University to come up with ways to bring together students to ask this potentially life-changing question.
Step 1: Understand our mission and our story, so you  can talk confidently about the organisation.

Step 2: Recruit key influencers
There’s always a group of people on campus who just know everyone. Include them in your plans, as you’ll need key champions and decision makers to help you out. These people could be:
  • Executive team - to help you get in contact with most appropriate people, such as campus managers.
  • Campus managers - to ensure relevant facilities are involved
  • Events and activities coordinators - to help host and organise events
  • Student-run bodies - to ensure maximum student engagement
  • Student health and wellbeing services - to promote on-campus supports to any person struggling with life
  • Cleaning staff - to ensure posters and promotional material are not removed
  • Internal IT - to secure time to broadcast key messages
Step 3: Explain why you want to do something
Once you have identified who can help you out, explain why you want to do something. You could write something like this:
To help support a national movement dedicated to inspiring meaningful and regular conversations to change lives, I would appreciate your support in hosting an R U OK? event on our campus.
R U OK? is a not-for-profit organisation whose vision is a world where we’re all connected and are protected from suicide.
As someone who supports this, I would like to inspire more people to find the courage to reach out to people on campus. Will you be a part of this?
Once the email has been sent, follow up with a phone call in a week’s time.

R U OK? Supporters in the ball pit
Supporter of RUOK? at University
Student speaker for RUOK? Day at University
Step 4: Start planning your event
Think about what’s been a success already and what you can learn from that experience. Some ideas could be:
  • Ask student leaders to give a speech on why they believe conversations can change lives for the better
  • Play stories in lectures
  • Invite students to design posters with R U OK? messaging to put up around campus
  • Decorate common areas with speech bubbles and question marks
  • Urge all students and staff to wear bright yellow or orange
  • Host a BBQ and anyone who brings along a mate to chat with gets their sausage sandwich for free
  • Host an all campus touch football/basketball match and organise teams so that people who don't know each other are on the same side
  • Host a talent-style event to bring your students together, like a freestyle rap competition, live art creation or DIY competition 
  • Create Conversation Corners by flagging certain areas with yellow and black speech bubbles or helium balloons and set out tables/chairs in groups of two
  • Ask lectures to give students 15 minutes in class to start a conversation with one another
  • Organise students to spell R U OK? on their sporting fields or quad and photograph from a tall building
Step 5: Download the pack below for posters, presentation kits and more!

Step 6: Keep key players informed

Step 7: Celebrate, capture and share the message!
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People working in the legal profession have the instinct and skill to look deeper. That’s why R U OK? and 18 law firms came together to develop “Look Deeper” and encourage these professionals to trust their instinct and start a conversation with someone they're worried about.
Law Professionals
LOOK DEEPER TO SUPPORT A COLLEAGUE
Discover and share our conversation tips, resources (such as posters and postcards), and personal testimonials. 
Look Deeper
The Australian rail industry is doing it's bit to inspire workmates to be there for one another and talk about the stuff that matters. Thanks to support from the TrackSAFE Foundation, we have resources to prompt rail workmates to start conversations that can transform someone's day.
Rob Mills and Barry Conrad
TRANSFORM A WORKMATE'S JOURNEY
Discover and share event posters, social media images, video and text-based stories, testimonials - and much more!
Tracksafe Foundation
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