> What is R U OK? about? R U OK? is an Australian suicide prevention charity. Our mission is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and to support anyone struggling with life. Find out more about our work here.
> When were we founded? 2009
> What is R U OK?Day? A national day of action to remind all Australians of the importance of regularly checking in with our mates, colleagues and family and asking "are you ok?" It’s on the second Thursday of every September (in 2017, September 14). Get involved here.
> How can a conversation change a life? Regular, face-to-face conversations can help us to build and maintain strong relationships with friends and family. In turn, research shows that people with these strong relationships are more likely to cope with life's ups and downs. Find tips to start a conversation here.
> Who do we work with? Experts
in suicide prevention and mental illness, government departments, corporate leaders, teachers, universities, students and community groups.
> Who funds us? The Australian Government, our sponsors Hungry Jack’s, Virgin Mobile and Bristow and countless individuals who donate time and money.
R U OK? is not equipped to offer crisis intervention or expert counselling and our website is no substitute for professional care. If you or someone you know is doing it tough, you can find recommended supports here.
If your gut says something’s not quite right with someone, chances are that they might need a bit of extra support from the people around them. You can find tips to start a conversation with them here.
If someone you know needs some extra support, you can find recommended supports here.
> Can I volunteer? We do sometimes need volunteers to help us pull off events. As a small team, we’re always grateful for people who have energy, time and enthusiasm to share. If you’re someone who wants to share our mission, we’d love to hear from you. Find out more about volunteer opportunities here.
> Can I claim a tax deduction if I make a donation? Yes you can. We’re a registered Australian harm prevention charity.
> Can people ask for a tax deduction as part of a fundraiser? That’s a bit more complicated. The general rule is that if you’re getting something in return for your cash support, then you can’t claim a tax deduction. The only time that rule doesn’t apply is if you paid a lot more than than what the item is worth. It’s best to speak with an accountant for specific advice.
> I need ideas for my event? To support your R U OK? event, we've developed a number of free resources you can access here
> How can I get a speaker for my event? If you would like to request a speaker please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please note! We receive a high number of speaking requests for our Ambassadors
, especially for R U OK?Day
, so sometimes we’re unable to support every request.
If you’ve had a thorough look through the website and still can’t find the information you need, you can contact us at email@example.com
R U OK? works with organisations of all shapes and sizes to create mutually beneficial partnerships that encourage more Australians to connect and be there for one another through life’s ups and downs.
For more information on how your organisation can partner with R U OK?, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
> Merchandise questions: You can order and find all our merchandise here
. If you’ve got a specific question you can get in touch with us at email@example.com
> Free items We try really hard to keep the products and prices as affordable as possible. However, the small margin we do make helps us expand our reach. Therefore, we’re unable to offer free items. But we’ve got a number of FREE
resources you can download here. You can also hit up the local shops for anything bright yellow and fun!