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R U OK? Day

Thursday 9 September

About R U OK? Day

R U OK? Day is Thursday 9 September. This year our message is: Are they really OK? Ask them today.

Life's ups and downs happen to all of us. So chances are, someone you know might be struggling – and your genuine support can make a difference, whatever they're facing – big or small.

Host a digital event

Make use of technology that can bring people together online.

Register your event now, or find an event below to attend and connect with others.

Register your R U OK? Day event

Digital event ideas

Get some inspiration for your event, whether it's a simple morning tea, or a more interactive games-based event. See digital event ideas (pdf, 0.63 mb).

R U OK? Day Zoom backgrounds

Download an R U OK? Day background to use during your Zoom event.

R U OK smiley face repeating pattern R U OK black background with bunting and yellow balloons R U OK yellow background with bunting and conversation bubbles R U OK Day word logo repeating pattern

R U OK? Day email postcards

Download email postcards to send to friends and colleagues – let them know you're thinking of them.

Cartoon aloe vera plant with the message: Aloe, how are you? Cartoon avocado with the message: Avo great day Cartoon watermelon with the message: You're one in a melon Cartoon bowl of oats with the message: You oat to be proud

Find an event

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  • R U OK? Day session: Virtual tour of the Zoo

    Invites to this event will be emailed to the relevant audience.

    Audience CIO Portfolio staff
    Time 12pm
    Date 8 September

    Give your favourite animals some virtual cuddles with an online tour of the zoo!

  • Pop-in-cuppa session and R U O(rigami)K?

    Audience International students
    Time 5pm
    Date 8 September

    Join us for our regular PIES Pop-in-cuppa session for a chat and some orgagami! You will need a couple of pieces of A4 paper and scissors for the activity.

  • Education R U OK? Day eve Netflix party

    Invites to this event will be emailed to the relevant audience.

    Audience Faculty of Education students & staff
    Time 6pm
    Date 8 September

    What are you doing in my swamp 💚?! Get ready to lighten the mood with a Shrek Netflix Party. See Education social media for the event details.

  • R U OK? Day

    Invites to this event will be emailed to the relevant audience.

    Audience Centre for Health Economics staff & students
    Time 10am
    Date 9 September

    Let's catch up. We've had a crazy year so far and sometimes we just need to talk about it! Inviting all students and staff to join and chat about what's been going on and have a general catch up!

  • MRS R U OK? virtual morning tea

    Invites to this event will be emailed to the relevant audience.

    Audience Monash Residential Services staff
    Time 10.30am
    Date 9 September

    Channel positivi-tea this morning at a virtual R U OK? Day Morning Tea. Get involved in Kahoot games and enjoy a video presentation.

  • Civil R U OK? Day virtual morning tea

    Invites to this event will be emailed to the relevant audience.

    Audience Civil Engineering staff & students
    Time 11am
    Date 9 September

    Grab a cuppa coffee or tea, a muffin or a bickie and join us for a virtual morning tea catchup!

  • R U OK? Day session: Donut making

    Invites to this event will be emailed to the relevant audience.

    Audience CIO Portfolio staff
    Time 12pm
    Date 9 September

    Treat yourself at a donut making session. Trust me, you do-nut want to miss this one!

  • Helping friends through tricky conversations: R U OK? Day discussion

    Audience Faculty of Science students
    Time 12pm
    Date 9 September

    Talking about mental healthy can be difficult. Join in an honest, open and peer-led conversation on facilitating active listening and empathy skills to help friends through these tough chats 💛

  • The Thursday Tri

    Audience All staff and students
    Time 12pm
    Date 9 September

    This R U OK? Day, Monash Sport is bringing everyone together for a 45-minute workout special, combining Aerobics, Boxing and Core Conditioning. Exercise is a mood booster, decreases stress and can improve your mental health for better overall wellbeing. It’s time to tri!

  • Helping friends Through Tricky Conversations: R U Okay Day Discussion

    Audience Faculty of Science students
    Time 12pm
    Date 9 September

    An honest, open and peer-led conversation on facilitating active listening and empathy skills to help friends through difficult conversations.

  • NRC Conversation Cafe

    Audience Non-Residential Colleges students
    Time 12pm
    Date 9 September

    It’s R U OK? Day, so take a break and catch up with some friends, or make some new ones! We'll be tesing our new fun platform! Join a conversation, walk through our Café space, or create your own space!

    Where: Zoom to start, then Gather Town!
    Register to receive all the details.

  • R U OK? Day lunchtime mindfulness meditation

    Audience Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences staff & students
    Time 12pm
    Date 9 September

    Join the team at Parkville for a guided mindfulness mediation to reduce stress, improve brain function, and enhance wellbeing.

  • English Connect – Hello there!

    Audience Staff & students
    Time 1pm
    Date 9 September

    Pull up a chair with your favourite snacks and join us for some fun online activites! We look forward to seeing your smiling face there. P.S. Fur friends welcome!

  • Respectful Communities Team Cook-A-Long!

    Invites to this event will be emailed to the relevant audience.

    Audience Respectful Communities staff
    Time 1pm
    Date 9 September

    The Respectful Communities team is coming together on R U OK? Day, via Zoom, to cook, eat lunch together and check in with one another!

  • Library R U OK? Day virtual afternoon tea event

    Invites to this event will be emailed to the relevant audience.

    Audience Monash University Library staff
    Time 2pm
    Date 9 September

    This year's theme is ‘R U really OK?’. The Library is hosting an online event with games and tips on building confidence and increasing your skills. Bring your cuppa ☕️, a sweet or savoury treat (or both), 😎 wear a splash of yellow 🌟, pop on an R U OK? Day Zoom background and join us for an informative and fun afternoon! 🙂

  • R U OK? Day session: Round table with Mental Health First Aiders

    Invites to this event will be emailed to the relevant audience.

    Audience CIO Portfolio staff
    Time 3pm
    Date 9 September

    Join in a round table discussion with Mental Health First Aiders. Catch up, ask questions and share tips about checking in on your own mental wellbeing.

  • Community Management team bingo

    Invites to this event will be emailed to the relevant audience.

    Audience UMAC staff
    Time 3pm
    Date 9 September

    Get together with your colleagues for a laugh at our Community Management team bingo session!

  • PPA Virtual R U OK? Day Conversation Corner

    Invites to this event will be emailed to the relevant audience.

    Audience Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Degree students
    Time 3pm
    Date 9 September

    Research degree students are invited to join a virtual conversation corner for a tea-riffic afternoon! Grab a warm drink, share experiences and check in with one another.

  • BPD Digital R U OK? Day

    Audience BPD staff
    Time 3pm
    Date 9 September

    All staff are invited to connect online and check in with one another during our BPD Digital R U OK? Day.

  • VSTR/VOTOR R U OK? Day

    Invites to this event will be emailed to the relevant audience.

    Audience VSTR & VOTOR Staff
    Time 3pm
    Date 9 September

    Discover the power of vulnerability with a TED Talk by Brene Brown. Then, grab a cuppa and join our Zoom catchup to connect and share.

  • R U OK? Day Education mug cake/pets/games

    Invites to this event will be emailed to the relevant audience.

    Audience Faculty of Education students & staff
    Time 3.30pm
    Date 9 September

    Get ready for a wholesome afternoon this RUOK? Day. Unwind and bake mug cakes, meet each others' pets and play games. Check out Education social media for more details.

  • Monash Disney Society's R U OK? coffee and chill

    Audience Monash Disney Society
    Time 4pm
    Date 9 September

    Grab a coffee or tea and join Monash Disney Society for a chill chat and deep dive into our favourite movies.

  • R U OK? Day event: Monash College

    Invites to this event will be emailed to the relevant audience.

    Audience Monash College students
    Time 4.30pm
    Date 9 September

    Inviting all Monash College staff and students to share presentations, experiences and practise ALEC.

  • RAWaRDS celebration (collegiate session from 5.30pm)

    Audience Faculty of Eductation, Research Degree students and staff
    Time 5pm
    Date 9 September

    RAWaRDS research community's annual celebration is here! Find out more about this supportive, mutually rewarding environment. Then, get involved in our usual Thursday evening writing event post celebration.

  • Courageous Conversations: friendship by the fireside

    Invites to this event will be emailed to the relevant audience.

    Audience International students
    Time 5.30pm
    Date 9 September

    Join us by the (virtual) fireplace to hear how fellow students have overcome challenges and found their courage!

  • Masterchef with MPSU

    Invites to this event will be emailed to the relevant audience.

    Audience Parkville students
    Time 6pm
    Date 9 September

    Show off your cooking skills in Masterchef with MPSU! The contestant with the most voted dish will win a voucher of their choice. All attendees are encouraged to wear yellow in the spirit of R U OK? Day.

  • R U OK? evening tea

    Invites to this event will be emailed to the relevant audience.

    Audience Logan Hall residents
    Time 6.30pm
    Date 9 September

    Take a break with some sweet treats! Join Logan Hall's Evening Tea for some bubble tea and donuts 🍩

  • R U OK? Day session: Monash Sport session

    Invites to this event will be emailed to the relevant audience.

    Audience CIO Portfolio staff
    Time 12pm
    Date 10 September

    Quiet your mind, relax your body and unwind with a yoga session from Monash Sport.

  • You're enough

    Audience All staff and students
    Time 4pm
    Date 10 September

    Hey! I just wanted to tell you that it's ok to take breaks and I really hope I can talk to you! All are welcome.

  • Materials Kahoot! trivia

    Audience Materials Science and Engineering students
    Time 5pm
    Date 10 September

    Think you know your materials? Students are invited to test their knowledge with a special Materials Kahoot! trivia quiz run by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

  • PGC Gartic phone

    Audience Parkville students
    Time 6pm
    Date 10 September

    Get creative with Gartic Phone. Write a quirky sentence that is transformed into drawings by you and your teammates...quickly guess what the drawings are before the time is up! Click to join the discord

Support

Monash counsellors now offer telehealth (video or phone) consultations. If you're a Monash student, your appointment will be free. To make a booking, call (03) 9905 3020.

You can also get counselling help after-hours.

Staff discuss mental health

Students talk mental health

International students talk mental health

Other resources and external support

Contact us

For more information, email campuslife@monash.edu.