R U OK?

R U OK?Day is Thursday 12 September. It’s our national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone to ask, “Are you OK?” and to remember every day of the year to support people who may be struggling with life’s ups and downs.

This year in the build-up to R U OK?Day we’re encouraging everyone to Trust the Signs, Trust your Gut & Ask R U OK?

All students and staff are encouraged get together to run an event and be involved. Remember to wear yellow on September 12 to support mental health.

Events at your campus

Albury-Wodonga

Date

Time

Venue

Event and details

Thursday 12 September

  

Speed Check activity - pizza provided

Monday 16 September

  

R U STILL OK – morning tea and check up on students attending

Bendigo

Date

Time

Venue

Event and details

Thursday 12 September

12.00pm – 2.00pm

SU

Panel of students, free food, free activities and stalls, masseuse, face painting, games (big and small), bead bracelet making, interactive demonstrations of meditation, tai chi and yoga, live music and therapy dogs

Melbourne (Bundoora)

Date

Time

Venue

Event and details

Tuesday 10 September

12.00pm  – 2.00pm

Airport Lounge – Glenn College

Tomorrow Man Workshop – for male staff

Thursday 12 September

11.30am – 2.00pm

Agora

Music, yellow foods, fairy floss, interactive stalls, yellow art and craft, giant games, panel discussion and drama society student’s role play and therapy dogs.

City campus

Date

Time

Venue

Event and details

Thursday 12 September

11.30am - 2.00pm

Level 3 student lounge

R U OK conversation circle on Indoor lawn, deck chairs, music and fresh fruit.

Mildura

Date

Time

Venue

Event and details

Wednesday 11 September

11.30am - 1.30pm

Mildura Campus Student Hub and Lawn Area

Pilates, Indigenous games, health checks (by Nursing students), Best dressed in yellow competition, mindfulness colouring

Free BBQ Lunch.

Shepparton

Date

Time

Venue

Event and details

Monday 9 - Wednesday 11 September

9.00am - 5.00pm

Open front foyer

Chill Zone. Different chill out activities each day

Monday 9 - Wednesday 11 September

12.00pm

Open front foyer

R U OK? talks
Mon: In your wellbeing
Tues: With your Career
Wed: With your assignments

Wednesday 11 September

TBA

TBA

Mature Age Students Dinner, Organised by Student Association, Contact Kylie D’Aloia for more details

Thursday 12 September

11.00am - 1.00pm

Front Foyer

Mini Market Day of support providers and activities.

How to hold an event

  • Organise an R U OK event in your area and let us know what you are doing?
  • There are many simple ways to bring people together and raise awareness like hosting a morning tea or wear yellow day.
  • Send us a fun photo of your event so we can capture the moment and use it to promote the message R U OK
  • See what interesting events are already happening at the bottom of the page.

How to ask

https://www.ruok.org.au/how-to-ask

  1. Ask R U OK?
  2. Listen without judgement
  3. Encourage action
  4. Follow up

Watch the videos to learn more

Support & Resources