Week 7 – Thursday 8 th September is R U OK? day
Lunchtime Events occurred today in the Nunga Room, with students having the opportunity to participate in a conversation corner and ask one another ” R U Ok ?”.
R U OK?’s vision is a world where we’re all connected and are protected from suicide.
Their mission is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.
Their Goals are :
- .Boost our confidence to meaningfully connect and ask about life’s ups and down.
- Nurture our sense of responsibility to regularly connect and support others.
- Strengthen our sense of belonging because we know people are there for us
- Be relevant, strong and dynamic
We know that suicide prevention is an enormously complex and sensitive challenge the world over. But we also know that some of the world’s smartest people have been working tirelessly and developed credible theories that suggest there’s power in that simplest of questions – “Are you ok?”.
It’s this lack of connection (or lack of belonging) that we want to prevent. By inspiring people to take the time to ask “are you ok?” and listen, we can help people struggling with life feel connected long before they even think about suicide. It all comes down to regular, face-to-face, meaningful conversations about life. And asking “are you ok?” is a great place to start
Staying connected and having meaningful conversations is something we can all do. You don’t need to be an expert – just a good listener. So, if you notice someone who might be struggling – start a conversation.
Please do not hesitate to see a member of the Wellbeing staff for any support or advice.