RUOK? Day activities at Monash Health

Thursday 12 September is national R U OK? Day.

R U OK? Day encourages everyone to stay connected and have meaningful conversations.

R U OK? is a not-for-profit organisation that was founded by Gavin Larkin in 2009 to promote suicide prevention.

Supporting mental health and wellbeing is important to Monash Health and we are celebrating the day with a range of activities, including an event which will promote engaging conversation amongst our employees and volunteers.

RUOK? Day Mental Health Forum

Thursday 12 September – 12.30-1.30pm
Monash Medical Centre, Clayton – Lecture Theatre 2

• Hear from a panel of your colleagues
• Dispel the myths of talking about suicide
• Tips to starting a conversation

To view the event online on the day, click here.

To promote this event, download a poster here.

Other RUOK? Day activities

What you can do to recognise the day:

• Organise a get-together at lunch, morning or afternoon tea
• Have yellow themed food and/or wear a piece of yellow clothing/accessory
• Talk about RUOK Day
• Display promotional items
• Familiarise yourself with the four steps to having a conversation and share with your colleagues or at a team meeting
• Display posters in your work area
• Encourage attendance at the panel discussion or get your team together to view the event online via Blue Jeans

Win 2 hours of massage for your team

To go in the running for 2 hours of massage for your team, send a photo of your event AND tell us how your team supported the four step process in asking RUOK?

Send your photos to gaynor.henderson@monashhealth.org

Starting a conversation

If you notice that a friend, loved one, colleague, team mate or neighbour is struggling, there has been a change in their behaviour or you feel like something is not quite right, start the conversation and ask R U OK?

There are four simple steps to have the conversation:

1. Ask R U OK?
2. Listen
3. Encourage action
4. Check in

Every day is R U OK? Day – today is the day to start a conversation that could change a life.

Join the conversation movement!

For more information on Monash Health’s RUOK? Day activities, click here or contact gaynor.henderson@monashhealth.org



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