R U OK? Day 2023

No qualifications needed to ask and check in with someone.

R U OK? Day is Thursday 14 September 2023

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 “I'm here to hear". Let the people in your life know you’re here, to really hear, because a conversation could change a life. 

At UQ we're joining in on the conversation, across all our campuses with activations at PACE and Gatton on Tuesday (12 September), Herston on Wednesday (13 September), and St Lucia on Thursday (14 September). 

Explore what's happening and the ways that you can connect and support others by simply asking R U OK? 

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.

Events at UQ

Being a Graduate Student can be challenging and isolating at times. Come join us on Monday, 11 September, for an online workshop where you can learn the skills in asking “R U Okay” and the various ways to support your peers through their journey.

Events across UQ

Tuesday, 12 September
PACE Level 4 Inner sPACE
11.30am to 1.30pm
Tuesday, 12 September
Central Walkway
12 to 2pm
Wednesday, 13 September
Public Health Building Courtyard
11.30am to 1pm
Thursday, 14 September
Student Central
11am to 1pm

Need Emergency Support?

If you are experiencing an emergency or need urgent support in relation to an experience of sexual assault or harassment, then you can call:

  • +61 7 3365 3333 UQ Security for on campus emergencies
  • 000 for immediate police or ambulance assistance 
  • 1800 Respect 1800 737 732 for 24/7 counselling support
  • Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) 07 3646 5207 for 24/7 Acute Response
  • External community support options in Queensland