New research conducted by the R U OK? Foundation shows that more than 90 per cent of Australians feel they should ask friends who are struggling ‘are you ok?’, no matter how though the conversation. The annual R U OK? Day is taking place Thursday, 11th September and aims to inspire the nation to speak out and help their mates.

‘This ‘R U OK? Day, the foundation is encouraging Australians not only to start a conversation that counts with someone who might be feeling overwhelmed, lonely or stressed, but also to be ready to give their time, show empathy, listen without judgement and help their peers identify possible steps. Also make sure you follow up.’

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