2020 has been a challenging year for everyone and circumstances have made it even more important for us all to stay connected.

One in four people will experience a mental health condition at some point in their lives, an impact that has compounded significantly with the COVID-19 pandemic, which is now affecting millions.

There’s more to say after R U OK?, is the message for R U OK? Day 2020 (Thursday 10 September) and will focus on building confidence and increased skills for people so they know how to navigate a conversation with someone in their life who might be struggling.

The latest evaluation measures show that most people feel confident they know how to have a conversation with someone who might be struggling, but 31% of Australians lack confidence or are unsure how to have a conversation with someone who is not OK.

Use these four steps and have a conversation that could change a life:
1. Ask R U OK?
2. Listen
3. Encourage action
4. Check in

Working together with R U OK?, Chifley business leaders share personal and professional experiences and strategies to keep conversations happening and destigmatise the narrative around mental health.

Learn what to say after R U OK? If someone says they’re not OK, make time to listen, encourage action and check in. That conversation could change, or even save, their life.

Exclusive exhibition and interview series on display in the Chifley Lobby from 7 – 25 September.

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