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R U OK? Day 2019

Posted on September 11, 2019

R U OK? Day 2019

Today is R U OK? Day, a national day of action reminding everyone to ask, “Are you OK?” and to remember every day of the year to support people who may be struggling with life’s ups and downs.

This year’s theme asks us to “Trust the Signs, Trust your Gut and Ask R U OK?”, encouraging us to look out for the signs and reach out if we believe someone may be struggling.

Leading up to R U OK? Day on Thursday 12 September, the ‘Trust the Signs’ tour has made its way around Australia travelling over 14,000km to visit every state and territory, before completing its journey at today’s Sydney event.

The Trust the Signs Tour aims to give communities the chance to learn how to start a life-changing conversation and how to respond appropriately when someone says “No, I’m not ok.”

Allara Learning staff and students attended the R U OK? Day event in Sydney this morning. It was a wonderful celebration of the great work being done to raise awareness surrounding mental health issues in our communities, and the ongoing efforts providing people with the know-how to start meaningful conversations to support each other through life’s ups and downs. It also served as great inspiration to continue to spread the message and knowledge surrounding the topic across the country.

Allara Learning Trainer Julie-Anne Whitfield with her Merivale students at the R U OK? Day Sydney event
Allara Learning trainer Julie-Anne Whitfield with her Merivale students at the R U OK? Day Sydney event.


Allara Learning staff marked the occasion by spending some meaningful time together this morning, sharing a conversation over breakfast and connecting with our workmates.

Allara Learning staff came together for breakfast, to connect with each and check in to ask the question “R U OK?”
Allara Learning staff came together for breakfast, to connect with their workmates and check in to ask the question “R U OK?”

Last year R U OK? and Allara Learning teamed up to develop a new online short course as part of the R U OK? Hospitality campaign.

The course is designed to help hospitality workers identify the signs a workmate may be struggling, determine the right time and place to ask the question and navigate a conversation if someone responds ‘No, I’m not ok’.

The R U OK? hospitality campaign works with the hospitality sector to find better ways to ensure the industry is equipped to handle the pressures that come with what is an exciting, yet demanding, workplace.

Resources for hospitality workplaces are available on the R U OK? website, to help those in the industry promote a culture that encourages your work family to look out for one another and offer their support in the kitchen, on the floor, during their shift and whenever it’s needed.


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Allara Learning trainer Julie-Anne Whitfield on Mental Health panel at Fine Food show

R U OK? Day reminds us to ask, “Are you OK?” and to remember every day of the year to support people who may be struggling with life’s ups and downs

New R U OK? online course for the hospitality industry

New R U OK? online course for the hospitality industry

R U OK? Day reminds us to ask, “Are you OK?” and to remember every day of the year to support people who may be struggling with life’s ups and downs

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