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Four little words that give a damn

Founded by Australian ad man Gavin Larkin in 2009, R U OK? Day has unequivocally proven the power of asking, listening, supporting and checking in with people who may be living on life’s edge. It can be attributed to saving millions of lives every year. These four simple letters mean people can connect and communicate knowing those who ask, give a damn. Now imagine how powerful it would be if we changed the order of the letters and tell those in our lives: “U R OK”! Not only will it contribute to building self-worth to minimize stress and mental health issues associated with feelings of anxiety or inadequacy, but how much better will we feel knowing we’ve made a positive difference. We all have a duty of care to keep our people safe and well at work and at home.

Posted by Ricky Nowak on 10th September, 2018 |
Categories: Communication
Tags: ruok

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