This Thursday, 8 September is R U OK? Day!
It’s a national day of action, to remind ourselves that every day is the day to ask, “are you OK?” if someone in your world is struggling with life’s ups and downs.
This year it’s more important than ever to check in with our friends and colleagues. There are some great activities you can join in through the University and lots of online resources to help you have those conversations with people around you.
R U OK? Day Activities and Initiatives
The University and Library have organised events to help facilitate conversations and support the student and staff communities:
- Coffee and Croissants @ SWHB Library (for students) | 11 am – 12 pm
- Coffee and Croissants @ The Quarter (for postgrad students) | 2 – 3 pm
- Ther-A-Paws @ New Law Lawns (for students and staff) | 12 – 2 pm
- Special R U OK? focused PeerPod episode being released
The R U OK? Day official website guides you through the steps you can take in starting a conversation and then how you can respond if that person needs help. There are also Zoom backgrounds and posters to download.