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We will regularly share the stories and insights of your colleagues.

We want to inspire everyone to look deeper and support their colleagues.

Ask "R U OK?" and change a life (September content)

The Look Deeper campaign has demonstrated that talking about and sharing our own experiences is a powerful tool to reduce stigma and encourage action.

Read the September newsletter for more tips.

Notice the small changes and ask about them (August content)

If someone admits they’re struggling, help them think about one or two things that they can do to better manage the situation. Questions like "What do you think might help you?" or "What needs to be done differently to manage the load?" are a great place to start.

Read the August newsletter for more tips.

Help a colleague recognise a change in behaviour (July content)

Listen without judgment. We never really know what someone is going through. We can only imagine.

Read the July newsletter for more tips.

Once you ask the question be prepared to listen (June content)

Some struggles can be too big for family members and friends to work out on their own. If necessary, encourage them to see a doctor or another professional whose jobs are to help us all through the tougher times. This is particularly important if they’ve felt down for more than 2 weeks.

Read the June newsletter for more tips.

Don't forget to follow up after that first conversation (May content)

You don't need to 'fix' someone, solve their problems, or give them answers to life. It's about supporting and being there for them.

Read the May newsletter for more tips.

Stronger Workplaces Can Help Save Lives (April content)

8 people die by suicide each day in Australia. We need to change that by creating stronger connections and a stronger sense of belonging right across the community.

Read the April newsletter for more tips.

If they deny there's a problem, let them know you care (March content)

Don't just ask. Show you care about the answer.

Read the March newsletter for more tips.

This year, make the time to talk to colleagues (February content)

This year make the committment to pay attention to how your colleagues are coping. 

Read the Feburary newsletter for more tips.

Encourage action to support a colleague (October content)

You can't take away someone's illness, loss or pain but you can be there for them and help them identify what can be done to better manage the load. Ask questions like: "What can I do to help you get through this?" or "How would you like me to support you?"

Read the October newsletter for more tips.

'Tis the season to notice and show you care (December content)

The festive season can be one of great joy - or sadness. People who have lost loved ones, experienced a relationship breakdown, or just had a stressful year can feel lonely and worried. Be the one to notice and show you care. 

Read the December newsletter for more tips.

Help a colleague notice something's changed (November content)

If you notice a colleague is tired, or withdrawn, it can be helpful to have a conversation about it. You can mention specific things that have made you concerned for them. For example: "I've noticed that you seem really tired recently. How are you going?"

Read the November newsletter for more tips.

Rachel Clements Tips: How to help a colleague open up

Rachel Clements Tips: How to help a colleague open up

Rachel Clements is a psychologist and Director of Psychological Services at the Centre for Corporate Health. She explains why it’s important to start a conversation with someone who might not seem their ‘usual’ self. Rachel Clements is also a member of the R U OK? Conversation Think Tank.


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