R U OK? DAY
Graeme is a Director of R U OK? Day and has been involved since March 2009. He was immediately drawn to the founder Gavin Larkin’ vision of creating a day when people reached out to someone they were concerned about and asked “Are you OK?”.
In September 2009, Gavin (who had lost his father to suicide) and Graeme told their personal stories in Parliament House Canberra, before The Hon Nicola Roxon, the then Minister for Health and Ageing, launched the inaugural day.
The ultimate aim of R U OK? Day is to reduce Australia’s shockingly high suicide rate
By raising awareness about the importance of connection and providing resources throughout the year, the R U OK? Foundation aims to prevent isolation by empowering people to support each other through life’s ups and downs.
Graeme created the highly successful R U OK? at Work program, and was heavily involved in securing initial sponsorship and funding.
Hugh Jackman shows his support for R U OK?Day, a national day of action that aims to prevent suicide by encouraging people to connect with colleagues, friends and loved ones and ask: “Are you OK?”.
View this witty example of how to ask ‘are you ok?’ in the office. It can be tough to know how to help a colleague who’s not ok, but doesn’t want help. Watch our role play video to get tips on how to support someone at work who may be struggling.