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Thursday, September 14 is R U OK day, a day where we stop and take a moment to have a meaningful conversation with our loved ones and ask a simple question: “R U OK?”

You don’t have to be an expert – just a great mate and a good listener. As Alex from our Breakfast show said on the morning of R U OK Day, “we’re all in this together, so let’s start acting like it.” She launched into a powerful speech highlighting some of the abuse she receives over the text line – abuse which is all too common in this day and age, whether you’re a radio host or not:

Another member of our Fresh family, Ryley, spoke only a couple of weeks ago about his experiences supporting his partner through her struggles with mental health. Mental health affects all of us, regardless of who you are, and R U OK Day exists to help normalise the conversations we should all be having.

On Wavelength, Jovanna spoke to representatives from R U OK Day, and told a powerful story of a man who overcame his mental illness with the help of R U OK Day. She also went back over Ryley’s story, because it’s just so relevant to the theme of the day.

Check out the R U OK Day website for resources and help on how to have a meaningful conversation with your mates today.

Wavelength is sparking the convos about Adelaide you should be having live every Monday from 6pm.