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R U OK? Day

A conversation could change a life

R U OK? Day is an initiative of the national suicide prevention charity R U OK? The national day of action is dedicated to reminding everyone to ask, “Are you OK?” and to remember every day of the year to support people who may be struggling with life’s ups and downs.

This year, R U OK? Day is being held on Thursday, 12 September and the campaign is encouraging everyone to Trust the Signs, Trust your Gut & Ask R U OK?

Did you know? Nearly 1 in 2 Australians (49%) believe they’d be more confident starting an R U OK? conversation if they knew the signs that could indicate someone's struggling with life. Source: ruok.org.au. Learn the signs >>

CQUniversity Events

Each year CQUni hosts a number of R U OK? Day events across our nationwide footprint. Select your campus from the list below, to find out what's happening at a CQUni location near you, and keep an eye on your student email for updates from your local campus in the lead up to R U OK? Day.

Brisbane

Event details coming soon...

Bundaberg

Date: 12 September
Time: 10am – 11:30am
Location: Refectory Grounds

We'll be running an interactive student activity, and participants will get a free coffee and cookie. We'll also be giving away R U OK? merchandise!

Emerald

Join us on campus for an R U OK? Day sausage sizzle

Date: 12 September
Time: 10am - 11am

All students and staff are welcome to attend!

Gladstone

Gladstone Marina campus

Date: 12 September
Time: 10am - 12pm
Location: Grand Court Foyer and back patio, Leo Zussino Building (B. 603)

Join us for morning tea and free coffee!

Mackay

Mackay Ooralea campus - Refectory, Building 5

Date: 12 September
You're invited to a pancake breakfast from 8am - 9am with chiropractic spine checks, followed by self-defence classes from 8.30am - 9.15am.

Mackay City campus 

Date: 12 September
From 11am - 12pm, change the game with Mackay Cutters and tackle mental health head on (Building 2), followed by lunch from 12pm - 1.30pm and then self-defence from 12.30pm - 1.30pm (Building 3).

Melbourne

Event details coming soon...

Noosa

Massage Day
Date: 12 September
Location: C1.17
Time: 10am - 2pm
Speak to Zoe Allen on our main reception to book your free 15min massage.

Morning Tea with special guest, Bryan Peck from Braveface
Date: 12 September
Time: 10am - 10:30am
Location: Building C – Student Common Room
Bryan is the director of Braveface, an organisation on the Sunshine Coast that provides a variety of accredited Mental Health programs to the community. Bryan will be talking to our guests about the importance of R U OK? Day and how to ask the important question – R U OK?.

Perth

Perth Campus Life Committee is providing an R U OK? pizza lunch!

Date: 11 September
Time: 12pm
Location: Ground Floor, Perth campus

Bring along a baby photo or a photo of when you were younger and be part of our 'who is who' Guessing Game - everyone who participates gets a free R U OK? cupcake.

RSVP to Amy in Reception or email a.mcguire2@cqu.edu.au.

Rockhampton

Join Rockhampton Campus Life for their biggest event of the year!

Rockhampton North campus

Date: 12 September
Time: 10am - 1pm
Location: Library Lawns

Drop by for a free back and shoulder massage, or try your hand at 'basketball on the green' with small prizes up for grabs. Don't forget to say hello to Capricorn Animal Aid and their adoption dogs, and enjoy the free food, drinks, cupcakes, chocolates, Gelato by Gelatissimo and live music with Aarron Symonds.

Rockhampton City campus

Date: 12 September
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Location: B Block Lawns

Drop by for a free back and shoulder massage, and say hi to to Nala, the Student Residences dog. There will also be free food, drinks, cupcakes, chocolates, Gelato by Gelatissimo and live music with Aarron Symonds.

For more information please email clc-rockhampton@cqu.edu.au.

Sydney

1. OneWave R U OK? Day Event

Date: 12 September
Time: 6.30am
Location: South Bondi Beach
What to wear? Anything yellow or fluro
What to bring? surfboards, swimmers

We will be dressing in yellow and creating a massive R U OK? on the beach/in the ocean, to make sure our family and friends know they don't have to face mental health challenges alone. Everyone is welcome and you don't have to be a surfer to get involved. Please invite all your family and friends. We also have a guest speaker at this event, discussing why it is important to trust the signs and ask R U OK?

2. R U OK? Day Fundraiser at the Soda Factory

Date: 13 September
Time: Doors open at 3pm
Location: The Soda Factory - 16 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills

We are thrilled to be partnering up with Denise Jarvie for group meditation, Rachel Falconer for yoga classes & Sydney Dogs and Cats Home for puppy cuddles and conversations around animal companionship and mental health.
Make sure to come in early, as puppies have bedtimes, and will be at The Soda Factory between 5-6pm.
Entry into the event and all activities will be donation based, with all donations going towards R U OK? There will be $5 drinks and $15 cocktails on sale between 5pm - 7pm and $16 kombucha margaritas all night long.
We’ll also have Emily Hanks performing live and The Soda DJ’s spinning beats until very very late.
Spaces are limited – so please send in your request for placement. Confirmations will be first-in, best-dressed. RSVP a.kalczynska@cqu.edu.au.

3. QPR Online Gatekeeper training

CQUniversity will pay for online Gatekeeper training which generally takes about 60 minutes to complete, though you are encouraged to proceed at your own pace.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age. Places are limited so please RSVP to Paula at p.capobiangosantos@cqu.edu.au.

Townsville

Date: 12 September
Location: Outside campus Reception, Building 1

Staff will be giving away free cupcakes, and encourage everyone to wear yellow in support of R U OK? Day.

Support and Resources

R U OK?

There are a number of resources about how to start a conversation on the R U OK? website. R U OK? is a national suicide prevention charity. Their mission is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with those around them.

CQUni Student Counselling

Our qualified and experienced Student Counsellors are available to assist you at no cost. The Counselling team aims to assist students with any issues that may negatively impact their studies.

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