R U OK? Day 2020

R U OK? Day is Thursday 10 September and the message of R U OK? Day in 2020 is 'There's More to Say After "R U OK?"'. 

Virtual All-Staff Town Hall

This year, we are moving R U OK? Day online, with a live virtual Town Hall for all staff from 10am-11.30am. Hosted by UNSW Disability Champion Dr Alanya Drummond, the Town Hall will feature a talk by R U OK? Community Ambassador Lillian Davidson. Lillian will speak about her own experience with mental illness and recovery, and how to have an R U OK? conversation with someone who is struggling. Lillian's talk will be from 10am-11am including a Q&A session moderated by Alanya Drummond.

We will also hear from Meredith McInnes of Benestar (UNSW's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider) who will outline the suppport services available to staff and their immediate family members. The Benestar briefing and moderated Q&A will run from 11am-11.30am.

The Town Hall will be held via Teams Live and registration is essential.

To register, please click here.

Virtual Gratitude Tree

This year we will have a virtual Gratitude Tree. Sometimes, we can forget about the good things we have in our lives and how lucky we are to have them. It can be helpful to spend a few moments each day thinking about what we are grateful for. It might be something we are grateful for in general, like having good health and a roof over our heads, or it might be something we are grateful for that happened today, like the person who pushed the button for us at the pedestrian crossing when our hands were full. Being appreciative of these moments in our lives has been shown to have a positive impact on our mental health.

To access the Virtual Gratitude Tree and place a sticky note showing what you're grateful for this R U OK? Day, click here. (If you haven't used Miro before it will ask you to create a free account.)

Virtual Backgrounds

In the lead up to R U OK? Day, and on the day itself, you can show your support by changing your virtual background in Teams and Zoom meetings. Click here for resources you can use for your virtual backgrounds.