Thursday 13 September is National R U OK? Day.
R U OK? Day is a national mental health day on the second Thursday of September to encourage Australians to connect with their colleagues/employees by asking them: Are you okay?
One in five people experience depression at some point in their lives. That means that approximately 4 million Australians will suffer from depression. More than 2,000 Australians suicide each year. Depression is the most common mental illness, followed closely by anxiety. Approximately 7 percent of Australian employees in any organisation suffer from depression each year.
So chances are that at least one person at each workplace may be suffering from a mental health problem right now.