UQ supports R U OK? Day, a day dedicated to reminding us that connecting regularly and meaningfully with people around us can make a difference.

In 2018, R U OK? Day will be on Thursday 13 September.

Asking 'are you OK?' shouldn’t be limited to just one day. Help build a safe and healthy workplace culture where people feel confident asking – and answering – this question at any time.

Joe Williams: Mental health recovery and wellness

Thursday 13 September 2018
Riverview Room, Emmanuel College (Building 36D), St Lucia

This year, Mr Joe Williams, from the suicide prevention and wellness charity The Enemy Within, will be coming to speak on mental health recovery and wellness. Joe is a former professional NRL player and boxer, who has also struggled with his own mental health issues. 

Tickets to the event are limited, so register now. Our sponsor, Unisuper, will be providing a morning tea for the event. 

Register for Mental health recovery and wellness with Joe Williams

If you are unable to attend the event in person, you can still watch via Zoom. Visit the Zoom page at the time of the event and click 'open Zoom meetings' when prompted, or follow the instructions to download and install Zoom. 

Hosting events

We encourage all areas across UQ to hold activities that bring staff together.

If you are planning an event, make use of the event planning and hosting resources on the R U OK official website. There are also free downloadable resources for asking 'are you OK?' and starting conversations in different environments, including at work.

Want to know more?

These videos remind us about the importance of reaching out and starting a conversation:

Need help?

UQ students can access free confidential counselling through the Counselling Services at Student Services.

UQ staff and their family members can access free confidential counselling with UQ's Employee Assistance Programs (EAP).

Beyond Blue have designed an app, BeyondNow, which can help you develop a safety plan and stay connected with family and friends. It involves creating a structured plan that you can work through when you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, feelings, distress or crisis.