R U OK?

R U OK Day

We can all make a difference by starting a conversation, reconnecting with people who matter to us and regularly having meaningful conversations.

Everyday  is R U OK? Day so keep the message alive.

All students and staff are encouraged to wear yellow on September 13 to support mental health.

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 Video

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 afterwards so we can capture the moment and use it to promote the message R U OK
  • See what interesting events are already happening.

2018 events

Albury Wodonga

Date

Time

Venue

Events

Thursday

13th September

12pm-2pm

Student Hangar

Pizza and panel/group discussion around

what being well looks like.

Tuesday

18th September

12pm-2pm

Student Hangar

RUSTILLOK

Connecting and conversations

over a hot soup.

Bendigo

Date

Time

Venue

Events

Thursday

13th September

12pm-2pm

12.30pm onwards

Student Union Floor

Student Union Floor

Activities, Games, Music, Free Food and giveaways

Stalls from local Organisations

Men’s Health Panel with theme of Healthy Masculinity with

-Jeremy Forbes (HALT)

-Alistair Duncan (Detective)

-Dan Sonderhof (Speak Up)

-Peter Strange (Bendigo Community Health)

Bundoora

Date

Time

Venue

Events

Wednesday
12th September
10am-1pmThe Learning Commons (TLC-211)

safeTALK

The workshop trains people to recognise signs that someone may be struggling with thoughts of suicide, and to help link people with life-saving intervention resources.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/safetalk-workshop-tickets-49077170137

Wednesday

12th September

11.00-11.30pm

11.00-11.45

LIMS2-302

Employee Assistance Program Awareness Session

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/la-trobe-wellbeing-14560611772

Manager Assistance Program Awareness Session

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/la-trobe-wellbeing-14560611772

Thursday

13th September

11.30-2pm

12.30

The Agora

The Agora (if wet weather ELT 4)

Games, Music Tai Chi and giveaways

Stalls and various activities

Panel Event and discussion with various students “We need to talk about Mental Health”

Thursday

13th September

9.30-12.30Counselling ServiceThis 3-hour training course, aims to enhance knowledge and skills in identifying signs and symptoms of common mental health problems like anxiety, depression, suicide awareness and psychosis. To book a space call 03 9479 2956

Mildura

TBC

Shepparton

Date

Time

Venue

Events

Monday 10th September

12-1pm

Front Foyer

‘Managing your stress through Music’ Drumbeat session with Ron from Family Care

Tuesday 11th September

12.30-1.30pm

Front Foyer

‘There are people to Help’

Speak Up Info session with Dan Sonderhof

Wednesday 12th September

All Day

Front Foyer

'Using Art to Cope' All Day Drop in and colour

Thursday

13th September

10-12pm

Front Foyer

'Who can I call on'
Market day of local services

Support & Resources