Today is all about asking the important question, are you okay? People all over Australia will be asking this question to connect in a meaningful way with one another and to help those who may not be doing well.
Student life can get tough, there is no shame in admitting it. With assignments, exams and everyday life pressures may come stress, anxiety and worry. But no one has to go through this alone, there are many places to go to for help and support including QUT counselors. The library can offer support to help with time management and study support too.
R U OK? Day is a cause that all Australians can get behind. R U OK? suggests the following ways in which we can all make a difference –
- Have regular, meaningful conversations about the ups and downs of life. You don’t have to be an expert to do this, just show you care by being a good listener.
- If you feel in your bones something is up with someone, take the time to ask how they are.
- Listen without judgment, encourage action and check in with them again.
- You don’t have to fix their problem or take away their pain, just make them feel supported.
For more conversation tips visit R U OK? website.
R U OK? Day is a reminder for us all to talk to our peers, colleagues, team mates, friends and family. To reconnect and support one another and feel like we belong! So if you see someone who might be struggling, take a chance, start a conversation, text, call, email or just start chatting. Ask are you okay?