R U OK? Day is on Thursday 13 September and there will be activities in the Commerce (CLB) Courtyard and the Quad from 10am-2pm. See below for all the details! 

Conversation Courtyard
CLB Courtyard 10am-2pm
R U OK? Day is all about starting a conversation that could change a life. Why not grab one of our free 2-for-1 coffees (see below) with a colleague and head to the Conversation Courtyard for a chat? We will have brochures and information available from R U OK? beyondblue and Headspace.



Gratitude Tree
CLB Courtyard 10am-2pm
Sometimes it’s easy to forget how lucky we are. Practising gratitude allows us to appreciate the good things we already have in our lives. What are you grateful for? Write it on a postcard and hang it from our decorated gratitude tree.


Help is Available
CLB Courtyard 10am-2pm
A counsellor is available during the day’s events if anyone needs help. Please approach one of the staff members in the Courtyard and we will accompany you to receive assistance.



5-Minute Massages
CLB Courtyard 10am-2pm
Feeling stressed? Come for a FREE 5-minute massage from masseuse Lara Cassar and release the tension! One of our VERY popular activities from last year - back by popular demand!


Post-Secret & Free Chai

Quad 10am-2pm

R U OK? Day is your opportunity to reach out to friends and peers. Come down to the Wellness Warriors post secret wall in the Quad to read messages, write your own, pick up a booklet about How to Ask “R U OK?” and enjoy a FREE chai.


R U OK? Photo, Speeches & Free BBQ

Quad 1pm

Show your support for the importance of mental health and connections by joining in the BIG group photo, uniting UNSW students and staff. Hear a speech from One Wave founder Grant Trebilco "Maybe if I share the simple recipe of saltwater, surfing and talking about mental health I can prevent people from ever feeling the way I did." 

Arc Street Team providing a FREE sausage sizzle.

For more resources and helpful information visit www.arc.unsw.edu.au/wellness  


Tai Chi

Library Lawn 12pm-1pm

Evidence shows that Tai Chi increases wellbeing and improves sleep, as well as providing a benefit for those suffering from depression.

On R U OK? Day, achieve tranquility and composure through integrating physical movements, breathing and peace of mind. Beginners welcome! 

Book here.



Create Self Care Packages

CLB Courtyard 12pm-2pm

Student Minds® will offer the UNSW community the chance to have a conversation and connect during RUOK? Day whilst also having the unique and creative activity to make personalised SELF CARE package for yourself and others. What better way than showing a bit of self-love or reminding your friends, family and loved ones with personalised care packages! From scented candles to fun photos with your friends, these bundles of love are a sure way to connect with people we care and ask them R U OK?

Coffee Catch-ups

Caffe Brioso All Day

Catch-up with a colleague over a FREE coffee to find out how they’re going. Caffe Brioso (the coffee cart on the Library Lawn) is generously supporting R U OK? Day for the third year in a row at UNSW and is running 2-for-1 offers on regular hot drinks, on receipt of an email booking. Book here – these will go fast!



Morning Teas

Across UNSW Faculties and Divisions

Various Times

Staff will gather for morning tea to celebrate R U OK? Day in faculties, schools and divisional units across UNSW. Look out for yours!