R U OK? Day 2022 at UNSW

Thursday 8 September 2022 is R U OK? Day.

UNSW has been celebrating R U OK? Day virtually for the past two years. This year, we will have a hybrid celebration. 

R U OK? Day Virtual Events

Live-streamed Town Hall

At 2pm on Thursday 8 September, the Division of Operations will host a Town Hall event featuring a talk from R U OK? Community Ambassador Kailash Sarma.

Kailash is a TEDx speaker, Co-Founder of the Adademy of Speakers and Chair of the RUOK? Youth Advisory Board. His keynote will be followed by a presentation from Benestar's Helen Moussa, outlining the services which are available to all staff and their family members under our Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

There will be time for Q&A and questions can be asked through Sli.do - click here to ask a question.

All staff are invited to attend the R U OK? Day Town Hall. Please click here to register.


  • 2pm-2:05pm - Introduction by Andrew Walters, Vice-President, Division of Operations 
  • 2:05pm-2:35pm - Keynote by R U OK? Community Ambassador, Kailash Sarma
  • 2:35pm-2:50pm - Benestar Briefing by Helen Moussa
  • 2:50pm-3pm - Q&A moderated by Deena Amorelli, Chief HR Officer


Virtual Gratitude Tree

Sometimes it is easy to forget the good things we have in our lives, and how lucky we are to have them. If you won't be on campus on Thursday 8 September, you can share what you're grateful for on our Virtual Gratitude Tree. 

Click here to visit the Virtual Gratitude Tree.

Virtual Backgrounds

In the lead up to R U OK? Day, why not show your support by putting a banner in your emails or changing your virtual background in Teams and Zoom meetings? 

For a selection of resources you can use, please click here.


R U OK? Day on Campus

Mathews Pavilions

Come to the Mathews Pavilions between 10am-2pm to visit the R U OK? Day activation.

  • place a note on the Gratitude Wall 
  • enjoy a coffee and a chat with a colleague
  • visit our info table
  • have a chat with Benestar
  • get a free massage

Free Coffees

Caffe Brioso on upper campus and the Fitness & Aquatic Centre Café on lower campus are generously providing 100 free coffees each as part of a 2-for-1 offer. Buy a coffee for yourself and get a free one for your colleague!

Registration is essential and tickets must be printed and handed in to either Caffe Brioso or the Fitness & Aquatic Centre Café when ordering. Click on the links below to register:

Two-for-one coffees are also available from The Lounge on R U OK? Day. Click here to find out more.

Free Massages - 10am - 2pm

Free massages will be available on R U OK? Day at locations on lower, middle and upper campus, and at the Paddington campus:

  • Mathews Pavilions
  • UNSW Bookshop
  • UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre Café
  • Elwyn Lyn Conference Centre, Paddington Campus

If you would like a free massage, simply come to one of the above locations between 10am-2pm on Thursday 8 September.