RUOK? Yes I am, thanks for asking - September 2015
In 1995, much-loved Barry Larkin was far from ok. His suicide left family and friends in deep grief and with endless questions.
In 2009, his son Gavin Larkin chose to champion just one question to honour his father and to try and protect other families from the pain his endured.
Are you ok?
While collaborating with Janina Nearn on a documentary to raise awareness, the team quickly realised the documentary alone wouldn't be enough.
To genuinely change behaviour Australia-wide, a national campaign was needed. And from this realisation, and with Gavin and Janina's expertise and passion, "R U OK?" was born.
Gavin remained a passionate champion of the fact a conversation could change a life, even as cancer ended his in 2011.
This year, R U OK? is asking people to write a note of thanks to somebody who's helped them through a rough patch or a tough day by taking the time to talk about it. We want to show everyone the power of a conversation and encourage people to
thank, inspire and ask: R U OK?
If you're able to help us - we'd be so grateful!
To find out more visit www.ruok.org.au