It’s okay not to be okay. And the truth is, sometimes we aren’t.

Thursday the 12th of September 2019 is R U OK? day.

This is a national day of action that is dedicated to reminding everyone to ask their friends, family and strangers, “Are you OK?”

It is important to remember that every day of the year people may need your support struggling with life’s ups and downs. This year’s theme is centred around encouraging everyone to Trust the Signs, Trust your Gut & Ask R U OK?

The end goal is for people to recognise and feel confident in knowing the signs someone might need support by listening to what they’re saying, seeing what they’re doing or knowing what’s going on in their life.

Every year, La Trobe hosts different activities across each of our campuses to celebrate R U OK? DAY, check out the details below to see what’s happening at your campus:

BUNDOORA CAMPUS – Thursday 12 September, 11:30am – 2:00pm in Agora

The Agora will be packed with loads of fun activities to enjoy. There will be live music, giveaways, Nail Polish Station, Doughnuts, Popcorn and Fairyfloss and all your favourite clubs and stalls. The day will also include a live panel discussion on how to start a conversation and how to empower the people around us.

CITY CAMPUS- Thursday 12 September, 11am – 2pm at the Level 3 Student lounge

The city campus is hosting a ‘Trust your Gut and ask R U OK?’. Here, there will be a conversation circle on the fake grass with deck chairs, fresh fruit, information flyers and music. This is a great way to meet some new people and relax on the Lawn and deck chairs with your friends.

BENDIGO CAMPUS- Thursday 12 September, 12pm – 2pm

The Bendigo Student Association is collaborating with La Trobe Counselling to host this year’s RU OK? DAY. The day will be jam-packed with different activities and food to eat, including:

  • Free Buddha Bowls
  • Free Ice Cream
  • Yoga mini sessions & Tai Chi Demonstrations
  • Fun Games and meditation areas
  • Live Music +more

To find out more about R U OK? DAY and mental health, click here to support this great initiative!