It’s time to show Australia the power of a conversation, and suicide prevention organisation R U OK? will be visiting Adelaide to ask local students and shoppers to do just that by writing a big old-fashioned thanks to people who have taken time to have ask “are you ok?”
The R U OK? crew will be visiting St Francis Xavier’s Regional Catholic School from 8.15-9.00 am, Tonsley Town Square with the new headspace Adelaide team from 12.30-2.30pm, as well as a local Hungry Jack’s store from 4.00pm, on Tuesday the 25th August as part of the new campaign Thanks For Asking.
Campaign Director Rebecca Lewis said it’s all about appealing to people’s hearts and convincing people of the power of a conversation.
“By sharing real stories and helping people to write notes of thanks, we hope that more people will be convinced that regular, meaningful conversations between family and friends can change lives,” Rebecca said.
“We’re excited to be visiting St Francis Xavier’s Catholic School, Tonsley Town Square with headspace Adelaide and Hungry Jack’s to inspire people from Adelaide to write, share and show the love.”
Shane Hough from Headspace Adelaide said he has already written his note of thanks and hopes people participating can reflect on how friends have helped them and could help others.
“It is often the little things which make a big difference,” Shane said.
“A simple, heartfelt note of thanks can go a long way in showing somebody that the time and care they took really helped.”
Hungry Jack’s has joined forces with R U OK? for the second year running as the principal partner of the R U OK? tour, helping to spread the word across Australia.
“Hungry Jack’s is proud to partner with R U OK? to help the organisation raise awareness among more Australians – including Hungry Jack’s staff – about the importance of regular, Principal Partner Conversation Partner meaningful conversations.
“We look forward to hosting R U OK? during the tour at a number of our restaurants, including in Adelaide, to support a worthy cause,” said Hungry Jack’s Marketing Manager, Rachel Korbel.
R U OK? will be travelling across Australia stopping at schools, workplaces and community groups to film, write and share their inspiring stories.
The tour will visit locations across Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales. The final stop will be in Parramatta, Sydney on R U OK?Day (Thursday, 10 September), which also coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day.
For more information visit the R U OK? website.