‘How are you?’ It’s a question we ask each other all the time, usually in passing. There’s one answer we expect to receive: ‘good’. And then we all get on with our day. Every now and then, we’re reminded that ‘How are you?’ is a really important question, and that we need to listen beyond the standard response. R U OK? Day on 10 September is the reminder we all need right now to check in with the people around us, and to really listen.
We’re always there to help. Let’s make sure we help each other and ask R U OK? The Festive Season can be one of great joy – or great sadness. People who have lost loved ones, experienced a relationship breakdown or even had a stressful year can feel disconnected and might need some extra support. If you know a colleague has had a rough time in 2019 be the one to notice and show you care. Ask them R U OK?