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.

Art for Wellbeing Workshop (Online) - There is a Postcard in the Mail

9 September 2021 2:00pm4:00pm
Is there someone on your mind or in your thoughts that you would like to reach out to? If you were to send them a postcard what would you have on both sides of the postcard? Is there a certain colour, symbol or quote that you would include? How might you keep the conversation going and ask them R U OK? Let’s create this postcard that you might send to someone, or keep as a reminder of the importance of connecting with others.

Conversation of Compassion: A Chat About Asking If They Are Really OK (Online)

9 September 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
R U OK? Day is all about empowering and encouraging conversations to give and seek support. Join UQ Student Counsellors Keren & Zarinah for a conversation about how we can ask "Are they really ok" and how to "Ask them today" in line with the key message of R U OK? Day 2021.

R U OK? Day Webinar: Are they really OK? Ask them today.

9 September 2021 12:30pm1:30pm
Tune in for R U OK?Day webinar and be inspired to start a conversation that could change a life this R U OK? Day. Hear from the speakers including Katherine Newton - CEO of R U OK?, Sam Mac - Sunrise weatherman and R U OK? Ambassador and Ann-Maree Fardell Hartley, a psychologist and suicide prevention specialist.

Card Making Workshop

9 September 2021 12:00pm2:00pm
Unsure if conversations are the best way to check in with your friends, family or colleagues? Join us for the Card Marking Workshop! Drop in any time between 12-2pm and make a card with messages of support for those you love and care about!
R U OK? Day Card

Card Making Workshop at PACE (Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence)

9 September 2021 11:00am1:00pm
Attention Pharmacy students, we are coming to PACE! Decorate and write a card to show that you are there for your mates, family and people around you for a conversation this R U OK? Day.

Art for Wellbeing Workshop - Clay Sculpting

9 September 2021 11:00am1:00pm
Asking isn't always easy, but it could change a life! Explore various ways to continue the conversation of R U OK? at the Art for Wellbeing workshop via clay sculpting. Come with an open and curious mind, no experience of art or artistic skill is required!

Cuppa & Convo’s: DIY Mug Painting Workshop

9 September 2021 10:00am12:00pm
This R U OK? Day, drop by at the DIY mug painting workshop and take home your own unique mug for a cosy cuppa to start a conversation with people around you! All material will be provided on the day, so come along, meet new people and have a chat! All artistic abilities welcome.

Conversation Hub with Mental Health Champions

9 September 2021 10:00am2:00pm
Before you reach out to others, make sure you are feeling okay this R U OK? Day! Drop in for a chat or ask any questions you have about mental health and wellbeing to your local Champions at the Grassy Knoll.

R U OK? Day at Gatton Chill

9 September 2021 10:00am2:00pm
What better way than awesome tunes, outdoor lunch and chill zone to start a conversation? From 10am-2pm, come down to the Central Walkway and take the time to look out for others and yourself.

R U OK? Day at Herston Hangouts

8 September 2021 11:30am1:00pm
Hey Herston! Meet us outside the Cafe Dose as we celebrate R U OK? Day with the Mental Health Champions as a part of Herston Hangouts! Come for a chat and learn about how you can initiate the conversations on R U OK? Day with your friends and people around you!

'Are you bogged mate?' a chat about mental health in rural communities

7 September 2021 7:00pm8:00pm
Are you bogged mate?' 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. Aiming to boost awareness this conversation invites the rural community about the rising issue of depression and suicide rates among men in rural areas.