About the R U OK? Foundation and R U OK? Day
The R U OK? Foundation was founded by advertising executive Gavin Larkin in 2009. Gavin wanted to create a world without suicide after experiencing the suicide death of his father, Barry Larkin.
R U OK? Day is the foundation’s national day of action held every year on the second Thursday of September; dedicated to reminding people to regularly check in with family and friends and ask ‘are you ok?’
R U OK? aspires to build the capacity of family members, friends, colleagues, teammates, students and community leaders to have regular, meaningful conversations with anyone who might be struggling with life.