Event ideas & tools

Event ideas

  • Host an R U OK? sausage sizzle, a breakfast, or a morning /afternoon tea and invite everyone to come
  • Encourage everyone to wear yellow and orange
  • Create "Conversation Corners" by flagging certain areas with yellow and black speech bubbles or helium balloons and set out tables and chairs in groups of two
  • Speed mating – similar to speed dating. Teams can practise asking questions of each other (including “Are you ok?”) that they pull out of a hat such as, “What’s your happiest childhood memory?” or “What is the best advice you ever received and who gave it to you?” or “What’s a trip that changed your life?”
  • Task everyone with submitting old photos of themselves (e.g. as babies; school kids, doing their favourite thing), which are displayed on a wall where others must guess which photo depicts which person
  • Get roving “R U OK? Reporters” to interview people to create mini videos. Questions could include: What’s the best conversation you ever had? Who’s the person you know you can know turn to in a tough situation? What are the ingredients for a caring and supportive conversation? What place do you like to head to for a chat with a mate?
  • Host a lunchtime music concert and invite someone to share their thoughts on the conversations that can make a difference
  • If you’re the boss – what about giving staff 30 minutes off to call their grandparents or family overseas?
  • Arrange to have a Buy 1, Get 1 free R U OK? coffee with your local café
  • Get people to form R U OK? on a sporting fields or quad and photograph from a tall building
  • Encourage everyone use to tag #ruok and #ruokday photos on their instagram, twitter and Facebook accounts so we can find out what you’re doing
  • Share your photos with hello@ruok.org.au
  • Share how you're getting the message out there. Share your event

Resources

R U OK? AfieldR U OK? at WorkR U OK? at School and R U OK? at Uni have resources to help you start those conversations in specific places. Our fundraising section also has some ideas if you’d like to raise funds for us.

 

The Essential Toolkit

How to promote, celebrate and entice people to come to your R U OK? event. The toolkit also includes articles for your newsletters. 

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R U OK? event poster

Want to get people excited about your event? Whether it's a fundraising event or a morning tea - this poster will get the message out there. Simply click on the white space so that a text box appears. Then, add the details and hit print.

 
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R U OK?Day event poster

Want to get people excited about your event for Sept 8 2016? Whether it's a fundraising event or a morning tea - this poster will get the message out there. Simply click on the white space so that a text box appears. Then, add the details and hit print.

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R U OK? presentation

Knowing what to say when someone says “no” can be tricky. Our PowerPoint preso has speaking notes to help you explain how to have a conversation with someone who might be struggling.

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Media support materials

You can help us inspire others to ask "are you ok?" by sharing what you’re doing to support us with your local media. Our tips will help you get noticed!

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Blogging tips

Want to blog to make a difference? Find out how.

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Photos

See who's starting conversations to make a difference. Feel free to share these photos with others!

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