R U OK? Day: 8 September 2022

R U OK? Day (Are you okay? Day) is Thursday 8 September 2022.

A conversation can change a life. R U OK? is a harm prevention charity that encourages people to stay connected and have conversations that can help others through difficult times in their lives.

R U OK? Day is a national day of action to acknowledge every day is the day to ask, ‘are you OK?’ and start a meaningful conversation whenever you spot the signs that someone you care about might be struggling with life.

You don’t need to be an expert to reach out – just a good friend and a great listener. 

Use these four steps and have a conversation that could change a life:

  1. Ask R U OK?
  2. Listen
  3. Encourage action
  4. Check-in

There’s more to say after R U OK?

This year’s focus is also on learning that there’s more to say after R U OK? Learn more about what you can say. Take a look at some of the things you can ask after “are you ok?” to continue to provide support for those around you.

Get involved in R U OK? Day

 You can get involved by:

  • Wearing yellow clothes to your Zoom/Teams meetings and classes all week
  • Learn and practice how to feel comfortable asking “Are you ok?”
  • Learn what to say after “Are you ok?” and support those who need it
  • Participate or attend some of the activities and events we have below!
  • Check out these R U OK? Day resources

What’s On at La Trobe

In the lead-up to R U OK? Day, La Trobe Feel-Good Festival will be held on Monday 5 – Friday 9 September 2022.

There’ll be heaps of activities happening across all campuses, including R U OK Day? Markets, pop-up massages, Mental Health First Aid workshops, FREE yoga classes, puppies, theatre shows, music, food, and giveaways

More information to follow soon! Make sure you’re following the MyLaTrobe channels for all the latest updates!