R U OK? Day

R U OK? - Poster

Western will hold R U OK? Day events on Thursday, 21 September 2023. This year, we are hosting events across all Western campuses and online. R U OK? Day is a National Day of Action across Australia, and reminds us to take time to check-in with our friends, family and colleagues and ask R U OK?

R U OK? Day is about caring and fostering a sense of community. It encourages being aware of others, checking how people are going, sometimes having difficult conversations, asking what people need and connecting them to appropriate support if required.

The WHS & Wellbeing team invites you to participate in two RUOK? Day workshops with our Employee Assistance Provider, AccessEAP.

Thursday, 21 September 2023

R U OK? Day Essentials, 12:00PM – 1:00PM AEST

This workshop covers:

  • Noticing a change
  • Preparing and picking your moment
  • Asking R U Ok?
  • Breaking through “I’m Fine”
  • Active listening
  • Using empathy
  • Encouraging action
  • Checking in

Join the session here: https://accesseap.zoom.us/j/87845208495?pwd=bDZNUlZOdHpaYjBCNlJPKzFVYmlBQT09

Password: 046745

R U OK? Day Advanced, 1:00PM – 2:00PM AEST

This workshop covers:

  • How to respond if they do not want help
  • How to respond to anger
  • How to respond to grief and sadness
  • How to respond to depression
  • How to respond if someone is at risk

Join the session here: https://accesseap.zoom.us/j/85282792324?pwd=c08vZWhtYXVlby9ieTdOdDBFM2t6dz09

Password: 140665

If you can’t make it on the day to the live workshops, we have pre-recorded webinars for you to access from 1st September 2023 - 14th October 2023. This is available to all staff and students.

ItemTopicAccessLink to access
Pre-recorder webinarR U OK? Day Essentials1st September 2023 - 14th October 2023https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7173750854763751939
Learning SummariesR U OK? Day EssentialsUnlimited


Pre-recorded webinarR U OK? Day Advanced1st September 2023 - 14th October 2023


Learning SummariesR U OK? Day AdvancedUnlimited


WHAT'S ON – R U OK? DAY | Thursday, 21 September 2023

Please see link for further information on free activities for staff and students here: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/wellbeing_mentalhealth/wbmh/collaboration_and_initiatives/ru_ok_day

Support is available

If you ask someone, or even yourself, R U OK? And the answer is No, support is available.

  • Staff can use the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) AccessEAP on 1800 818 728 for access to free Counselling.