This year’s R U OK? Day is 9 September.
R U OK? Day reminds us to invest more time connecting with our friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to let them know we’re thinking about them and we’re there to support them.
This year’s theme is “are they really ok?”. Don’t wait until someone’s visibly distressed or in crisis: make a moment meaningful and ask them how they’re really going.
Checking in With Those Around You
Checking in with your friends is a powerful life skill for connecting and building strong relationships.
Check ins can be done in many ways, from a short text to a conversation over dinner. But, you should always be prepared to be vulnerable, confidential and prepared to listen.
It’s best to ask slightly deeper open ended questions like “How is work?”, rather than a yes-no type of question. These open ended questions encourage a deeper response than “I’m fine”.
iyarn: The App for Checking In
We’ve built iyarn to help you check in. Simply define what matters to you or those around you, and check in on those topics! Its easy to get started, it brings some structure to your check ins and it makes it easy to track your progress over time.