R U OK? (Are you Ok?) Day is Thursday 10th September 2020. 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 understand that There's more to say after 'Are you ok?'. Especially important during the pandemic, learn how you can effectively ask the people around you how they are.

All students and staff are encouraged get together to run a virtual event and be involved. Remember to wear yellow on September 10th to support mental health.

Events online

This year we have to move online but there are lots of activities, information and events to connect with your friends or even to make new ones!

Stress Less Sesh, 4pm – 4.30-pm 10th September

Hosted by our very own Health Science students and run by our very own counsellor Janine Stewart, learn more about HOW and WHY stress develops and explore some key coping mechanisms to break free from stress!

This session will provide a better insight about the meaning of stress and the impacts which stress can have on you mentally, physically and spiritually. Learn about La Trobe’s FREE Wellbeing services available to you and finish with a free short deep breathing exercise.

Relaxation and Meditation Session, 10th September, 1.30pm – 2pm

The Student Wellbeing team want to give the Uni’s staff and students an opportunity to unwind during the working week. Hosted by counsellor Martin Gladman weekly on a Thursday, Martin is hosting a half-hour online meditation and relaxation session until the 5th November from 1.30pm – 2pm via Zoom. Although it is a weekly session, you can join at any time.

My La Trobe

Keep an eye out on the My La Trobe Facebook and Instagram pages for a fun give-away, new resources and information and student takeovers about the steps to asking someone “Are you Ok?”.

LTSU Stress Less Week, 7th – 13th September

Hosted across Zoom, Facebook and Instagram, this week is all about you, your

wellbeing and helping you stress just that little bit less. For students across all of our campuses, check out the line-up of events on their Facebook and Instagram pages:

- Meet the Animals: Live Streamed Tour

- Lockdown Social: International

- R U OK? Day Dance the Night Away Zoom Party

- Sunday Craft and Chill Sessions

- Acoustic Afternoons

Download a Zoom or Teams R U OK? Day background

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How to hold an event

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