We invite students and staff who identify as women or non-binary to discuss all things health at Yarning Circle – Women’s Business and Health.  

Yarning circles are a harmonious and creative way of communicating, that fosters respectful and honest interaction between people. It is a safe space to be heard and to listen, without judgement – everyone’s voice is equal in a Yarning circle. Women’s business is the concept and conduct of our lives as women and non-binary folk. It is central to Aboriginal culture and provides insight into the sacredness of our relationships and responsibilities to the planet. 

Join Kealey Griffiths, a Yuggera woman, to discuss health and everything adjacent – from connection to culture, community, and Country to your favourite ways to wind down after a big day.   

About your Yarning Circle Facilitator: KEALEY GRIFFITHS  

Kealey (she/ her) has family ties to the Yuggera people of South East Queensland. She has been a student at UQ since 2018 and has recently graduated from a Bachelor of Science. She has begun a Master of Public Health (Indigenous Health) and hopes to commence a Doctor of Medicine, thereafter. Kealey has numerous roles around campus – including Cultural Mediator at the Art Museum and research assistant in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, where is currently contributing to a systematic review on effective co-design of health research in partnership with First Nations communities.  

Her passions lie in Indigenous, women’s and mental health, as well as consumer experience, accessibility, and inclusion (and coffee!). Kealey’s goal is to work in spaces where she can leverage her skills and lived experience to make meaningful and lasting change, especially for Indigenous Australians. 

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About R U Ok? 2022

R U OK? Day is an annual suicide prevention campaign aiming to inspire and empower people to meaningfully connect with those around them and to provide support when someone is in need. The R U OK? Day theme this year is “Are they really OK? Ask them today”. We are all encouraged to Ask R U OK?, Listen, Encourage Action, and Check In. ​

At UQ we're joining in on the conversation, across all our campuses with activations at Herston and Gatton on Wednesday 7 September and St Lucia on Thursday 8 September. 


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