On Thursday 8 September, UNSW will be offering a range of events and initiatives, both in-person and online, to celebrate the day.
R U OK? Day is a national movement that encourages people to stay connected and have conversations that can help others through difficult times in their lives.
On campus events:
Mathews Pavilions activation
Join us at the Mathews Pavilions between 10am and 2pm to place a note on the Gratitude Wall, meet with Benestar representatives or enjoy a free massage from a massage therapist.
Invite a colleague for an ‘R U OK?’ chat and enjoy a free coffee from Caffe Brioso or the Fitness & Aquatic Centre Café. Both are generously providing 100 free coffees as part of a two-for-one offer.
Registration is essential. Click here to register for the offer from Caffe Brioso or click here to register for the offer from the Fitness & Aquatic Centre Café. You’ll need to provide a printed copy to claim the offer.
In addition, The Lounge is also offering two-for-one coffees on R U Ok? Day. You can find out more here.
Free massages will be available on R U OK? Day from professional massage therapists, in the following locations:
- Mathews Pavilions, Kensington Campus
- UNSW Bookshop, Kensington Campus
- UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre Café, Kensington Campus
- Paddington Campus: Elwyn Lyn Conference Centre ( ELCC)
To enjoy a free massage, visit one of the above locations between 10am and 2pm.
At 2pm on Thursday 8 September, the Division of Operations will be hosting a Town Hall with R U OK? Community Ambassador Kailash Sarma. Kailash is a TEDx speaker, Co-Founder of the Academy of Speakers and Chair of the RUOK? Youth Advisory Board.
Following Kailash’s keynote, there will be a presentation by Helen Moussa from Benestar, outlining the services which are available to all UNSW staff and their family members under our Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
Virtual Gratitude Tree
Click here to access the Virtual Gratitude Tree and place a ‘sticky note’ telling others what you’re grateful for this R U OK? Day.
Show your support in the lead-up to R U OK? Day by using a banner in your emails or changing your virtual background in Teams and Zoom meetings. Click here for R U OK? resources.
Suicide Prevention Training
UNSW currently provides suicide prevention training to staff and students. The Recognise and Respond: Suicide Prevention for Everyday Life course from the Black Dog Institute will help you feel confident in responding and providing support to a friend, family member or colleague who might be at risk of suicide. Recognise and Respond is a self-paced online course which takes approximately one hour to complete.
To access the course, click here and you will need the following access code: W7cXVGa6EjBS5WYHUmh3