Thursday 9 September is R U OK? Day

27 Aug 2021
R U OK signs on a tree

This year UNSW Wellbeing will present a Virtual Town Hall for all staff via Teams Live.

UNSW Disability Co-Champion Roshana Sultan will host the R U OK? Day Town Hall, from 10am – 11am on Thursday 9 September. This event will feature a talk from R U OK? Community Ambassador Mostapha Kourouche. Mostapha will discuss how to have an R U OK? conversation and what signs to look for that would indicate a person may not be OK. He’ll discuss the supports that are available and share a time when he had a conversation that did change a life.

After Mostapha's talk, Meredith McInnes from Benestar will present a briefing on the services available to all staff and their immediate family members, under our Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

We are taking questions in advance and there will be a live Q&A on the day. If you have any questions for the speakers that you would like to send through in advance, please email them to our Wellbeing Coordinator, Liza Poppert.

It is essential to register for the Town Hall. Please click here to register.

Virtual Gratitude Tree 

In addition to the Virtual Town Hall, we will also have a Virtual Gratitude Tree this year. It can be easy to overlook the good things in our lives and how lucky we are. Click here to access the Virtual Gratitude Tree and place a sticky note showing what you’re grateful for this R U OK? Day. (If you haven’t used Miro before it will ask you to create an account – but don’t worry, it’s free.)

Virtual Backgrounds

In the lead up to R U OK? Day, why not show your support by changing your virtual background in Teams and Zoom meetings? Click here for R U OK? resources you can use for your virtual backgrounds.