Galen Catholic College supports R U OK? Day and encourages local community to create conversations
To help create a world where all people are connected and are protected from suicide, Galen College is urging locals to get involved on R U OK? Day on Thursday 12 September by asking ‘are you ok?’ of friends, family members and colleagues.
The R U OK? Foundation is hosting its 5th national day of action and aims to inspire more Australians to connect with anyone who might be struggling with life.
Last year an estimated 1 in 3 Australians asked the question. This year to help raise awareness in our school community, Galen is organising events for students and staff to encourage more Australians to have regular and meaningful conversations.
“R U OK? Day helps to make more conversations count by causing us to pause and reflect on how we’re ‘travelling’ personally and how others are coping with the day-to-day pressures of life around us. Make sure you grab a bright balloon from us on the day!” said Therese Rodway (Galen College Counsellor).
For more information about R U OK? Day, please email Therese Rodway: Therese.Rodway@galen.vic.edu.au
About the R U OK? Foundation and R U OK? Day
R U OK? Day is the foundation’s national day of action held every year on the second Thursday of September; dedicated to reminding people to regularly check in with family and friends and ask ‘are you ok?’
R U OK? aspires to build the capacity of family members, friends, colleagues, teammates, students and community leaders to have regular, meaningful conversations with anyone who might be struggling with life.
For more media information about the R U OK? Foundation or R U OK? Day, visit the website, www.ruokday.com