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R U OK ? Day – Thursday 14 September 2023

R U OK Glen Education community? The R U Ok ? organisation want you to let the people in your world know you care about them and support them every day of the year and that you are ‘here to really hear’ them.

When we’re genuinely here to hear, we provide a safe space for those we care about to open up and share how they’re feeling. This in itself can go a long way to helping them feel heard and better able to manage whatever they might be going through.

So what could help people feel more comfortable to share how they’re doing? In the research, people commonly mentioned these three things:

  1. Trust – The person asking is someone they have an existing close relationship with.
  2. Authenticity – the person asking cares about them and is genuinely listening.
  3. Environment – ensuring that you choose a time and place with enough privacy to open up.

By taking the time for an R U OK? conversation and genuinely listening with an open mind, we can all help the people in our world feel supported and connected.

Let the people in your world know you’re here, because a conversation could change a life.

Learn more at www.ruok.org.au