- Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy
- - Get Healthy Information & Coaching Service
- - Go4Fun
- - Fit & Strong Challenge
- - Mental health meanings
- - Health and physical wellbeing
- - Respect.Now.Always.
- - Counselling Service
- - Australia and New Zealand University Mental Health Day
- - Lifeline Training
- - Anxiety Forum
- - Wellness Walk
- - Sports Inclusion Program
- - Early Intervention in Psychosis Forum
- - ONETalk Forums: Early Intervention in Psychosis
- - Carers Forum
- - Sexual Health Training
- - 10 Tips to Stress Less at University
- - Lifeline CSWT Fast-track Program (Online)
- Mental Health & Wellbeing resources
- Mental Health & Wellbeing training
- Contact the Mental Health & Wellbeing team
R U OK? Training
Who are R U OK?
R U OK? @ Western Online Training
As part of the Autumn Semester initiatives and to support building a sense of community in this new virtual environment, the Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotions Team is hosting online RU OK? Training for students and staff members.
The one hour training session will be facilitated by Rowena Saheb, National RU OK Ambassador and winner of the RU OK? Day 2019 Inaugural Barbara Hocking Award in the Education Sector category.
The sessions aims to increase participants awareness of the RU OK? message and increase attendees confidence to engage in conversations on wellbeing. The sessions covers:
- Staying connected
- Recognising the signs
- Choosing the time to ask the Question
- Asking RU OK?
- Services available
Register for a Training Session
Friday 1st May, 2020
12.00pm – 1.00pm
Once you have registered for a session, the Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotions Team will send you a calendar invitation with a zoom link and additional session information. Post completion of the training attendees will receive a jointly branded certificate.
Useful Tips for asking 'R U OK'?
- Ask: "Are you OK?", making sure to let the person know that you have time to talk.
- Listen: Be open-minded, non-judgmental and patient.
- Encourage: Make suggestions that encourage physical health, self-care and professional help, if required.
- Check in: Stay in touch. Genuine care and concern can make a real difference
More useful tips on asking RU OK? can be found on the R U OK? How to Ask website
- For more R U OK? Day information and resources about R U OK? Day, visit the R U OK Day webpage
- For more RU OK? resources for University campuses, visit RU OK? at Uni - Testing Times
- To learn more about Free, confidential counselling available to all students, please visit the Counselling Service webpage or call 1300 668 370 to make an appointment
- To learn more about the Employee Assistance Program, please visit EAP
- For more information on the RU OK? @Western initiatives, please contact Taylor Mortimer, Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotions Support Officer
- If you are in crisis, please contact the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511, Lifeline on 13 11 14, Emergency Services on 000, or present to your nearest Emergency Department.
- For more information on health promotion initiatives on campus please join our Facebook Group or follow us on Instagram