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.

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:

UQ's eapdirect online service has a number of articles and videos that might interest if you want to know more about suicide awareness.

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 Employe 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.