This week is Uni Mental Health and Wellbeing Week and we are putting a spotlight on events and resources that help to raise awareness about mental health issues and wellness practices.
An important part of this week is R U OK? Day, a day reminding us all to take the time to reach out to our mates and check in with their mental wellbeing. There is so much more to say after ‘R U OK?’. A simple conversation can change a life, and there has never been a more important time to reach out to those who may be struggling.
This year we are hosting R U OK? Day on campus with fun activities and tips for initiating and continuing these important conversations. If you’re looking for help when it comes to approaching these sometimes difficult talks, check out this guide by Griffith Collective for helpful ways to listen and be there for your mates.
Make sure to check out our other events that aim to put the focus back on wellness, bringing people together and removing the stigma around mental illness. This year has been especially isolating for a lot of us and in some cases has led to increased feelings of stress, anxiety or loneliness. For a deeper look into how COVID-19 has affected you, more tools to look after your mental health and a list of ways to get help, click here.
If you can’t make it to these events, check out this headspace article for more tips to keep a healthy mindset, such as staying socially connected and trying new things!
R U OK? Day
Thursday 10 September
Uni Mental Health and Wellbeing Week
Monday 7 September - Friday 11 September