R U OK? at Work

A place where asking the question “are you ok?” can really work is in the workplace. As employers or staff, we can all create a culture where people feel confident asking and answering this most important question. Besides our legal responsibility of providing a safe and healthy workplace, these conversations can make a real difference to staff going through a tough time.

Download our free communications kit below to help get your team talking. Here are some tips on how to make the best use of this material:

1. Send it out at a thoughtful time (for example: around staff reviews, on the completion of a large project, at the end of the financial year).
2. Ask someone well-known at work to send out the initial email. It’s a good way to ensure the staff read it.
3. Put up the posters, as people need to see a message a few times for it to sink in.
4. Include a story in your employee newsletter (a heartfelt story by an employee is always good).
5. Mention the campaign at any relevant forums.
6. Invite workplace champions to feed back their thoughts to hello@ruok.org.au


R U OK? at Work resources

This workplace campaign reminds people that while there are some things we shouldn’t ask workmates, "are you ok?" certainly isn't one of them.


Asking the unaskable

This kit includes posters, images, email copy and practical tips on how to launch this campaign within your workplace.

File size: 21.8MB

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How to ask staff R U OK?

A practical guide to help you ask the question of staff.

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