R U OK? – Conversations that Change Lives: Introduction

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Introduction, Presenter Slides, Contents, How-to…oh my:

1 in 4 Australian’s experience mental illness at some stage.  Learn how to notice if you or a mate are struggling, how to start a conversation and how to encourage the right actions.
This session exists because we believe that players can make a difference to the wellbeing of those around them by asking a simple, yet powerful question. The consequences of ignoring subtle cues or changes in our mates can be devastating. The material is relevant to the lives of football players. Camaraderie is central to the football culture and this session is constructed around this core value. It equips players with the skills they need to read those cues and ask appropriate questions.

Key Message:

Asking someone if they’re OK can help them cope with stressful times, such as during injury periods or they are struggling with peak performance.

Outcomes:

  • By the end of this session the participants will be able to:
  • Understand and identify situations where mates may not feel OK
  • Identify the signs that a mate may not be OK
  • Identify appropriate times to ask, ‘Are you OK?’

Today our goal is to:

GAIN INTEREST

  • Learn how to look after mates.

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  • What does this build on or lead in to in the way of training?

OUTCOMES

  • Understand and identify situations where mates may not feel OK.
  • Identify the signs that a mate may not be OK.
  • Identify appropriate times to ask, ‘Are you OK?’

STRUCTURE OF SESSION

  • 1-hour session, play at creating our own AFL avatar, learn what a good plan is to ask if a mate is OK and how to ask – R U OK?

STIMULATE

  • Learn skills today to help mates out who might be struggling.
  • Build connection.

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lesson structure:

  1. R U OK? – Conversations that Change Lives: Introduction
  2. R U OK? – Conversations that Change Lives: Yo
  3. R U OK? – Conversations that Change Lives: Conversations
  4. R U OK? – Conversations that Change Lives: Why Not You?
  5. R U OK? – Conversations that Change Lives: AFL Avatar Activity
  6. R U OK? – Conversations that Change Lives: Conversations … Part 2
  7. R U OK? – Conversations that Change Lives: Group Discussion
  8. R U OK? – Conversations that Change Lives: How to Ask “R U OK?”
  9. R U OK? – Conversations that Change Lives: Question Time…
  10. R U OK? – Conversations that Change Lives: Sum it up
  11. R U OK? – Conversations that Change Lives: Where to go for help…
  12. R U OK? – Conversations that Change Lives: Thank-you (and evaluation)

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completing this lesson:

It is pretty easy, trust me. There will be a lot of lively discussion, plenty of questions and some magic*, just go though this pages on your device of choice, tapping on the arrow to go to the next section, or clicking the header image to come back to this home page. You will also be asked to use a free program called Skitch for some activities. This is available on all devices, links in the resource section below. Other apps will be suggested to use for other activities, these will be linked in the lesson page.

*magic not included.


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resource:

Presenter Slides

Click here to download the slides your presenter will be using today. Feel free to annotate these with your own notes as the session runs.

Download: Presenter Slides PDF

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skitch

A very handy app to mark up and annotate images.

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