R U OK? at School are a suite of resources designed to encourage and empower all students to ask 'are you ok?' regularly and meaningfully to support anyone struggling with life.
While it's targeted at 14-18 year olds, it can be adapted for any age group and used in schools and other youth settings. Resources include factsheets, classroom activities and links to online content.
You can share resources on R U OK?Day (a national day of action on the second Thursday of September) or use them at any point throughout the year. The more regularly they are used and shared, the more confident teenagers will be to start a conversation that could change a life.
In 2013, there will be 3 components to R U OK? at School:
ReachOut.com has a great range of online fact sheets, tips and forums to help 14-25 year olds manage tough times, including information, stories and online discussions. With a mobile-friendly site and forums, you can access help, info and support - no matter where you are.
If you’re a teacher, check out the Reach Out Teachers Network for additional information and ideas. MindMatters also have resources for secondary school teachers.
beyondblue, Black Dog Institute, and headspace also have great resources.