It all started with an article – ‘Are you bogged mate?’ This topic struck a chord and highlighted that while there are services available for suicide prevention, there is a disconnect in the way depression is being communicated to country men. We want to fix this disconnect. 

Are you bogged mate? aims to boost awareness and start a conversation with the broader community about the rising issue of depression and suicide rates among men in rural areas. We are confronting the challenges that country men face on a daily basis, talking about mental health, and lighting the path to support.

When: 7pm, Tuesday 7 September

Where: Main Lecture Theatre, Gatton campus

What: A conversation to support country men and women to break down the stigma associated with mental health

 

About R U OK? Day 2021

From 7-9 September, drop in for R U OK? Day activities to help promote mental health and wellbeing at UQ! Join us for a range of events and workshops to encourage and inspire conversations to check in with your mates, family and people around you. 

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. Find out more information at R U OK? Day website.

Venue

Gatton campus
Room: 
Main Lecture Theatre