Recognising R U OK? Day at Amélie Housing

Today is R U OK? Day – a reminder for everyone to make time to ‘check in’ with colleagues, family and friends, and make asking, ‘Are you ok?’ a regular practice in daily life.

Members of the Amélie team gathered together for a morning tea – an opportunity to chat, strengthen relationships and build trust; the very foundation needed to anchor authentic conversations.

The Amélie team were provided with resources to support them in checking in with workmates and asking, ‘Are you ok?’. In recognition of the diverse communities we serve, staff were also referred to a range of resources and Conversation Guides tailored to people in specific circumstances, communities, workplaces and environments.

This included support for:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • LGBTQI+ Australians
  • Australians that have been affected by natural disasters or emergencies
  • Students
  • Tradies and those working in hospitality, rail, motor trades, offices and school environments.

We can all make a difference in the lives of those who might be struggling by having regular, meaningful conversations about life’s ups and downs.

Worried about someone?

If you feel like something’s not quite the same with someone you know – there’s something going on in their life or you notice a change in what they’re doing or saying – trust that gut instinct and take the time to ask them “Are you OK?”.

Learn more about the signs and when it’s time to ask R U OK? here.