R U OK? Day!

On Thursday 9th September, Joseph Banks Secondary College will be celebrating ‘R U OK? Day’. This is an annual day in September dedicated to remind people to ask their family, friends, and colleagues the question “R U OK?” in a meaningful way, to support connection to others and prevent suicide.

The mission of the day is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life, and this message is especially important in the context of Covid-19 and those who may be in lockdown.

During Contact this week, students will participate in an activity to learn about the meaning of R U OK? Day, and how to meaningfully connect with others. On Thursday 9th September, students are allowed to come to school wearing yellow to align with the theme of the day. Please note that this is not a free dress day; a communication was sent to parents with more information on dress requirements.

We will also be hosting a lunchtime event for students on Thursday 9th September with various activities including a music concert, Yoga session, badge and bracelet making, gratitude box, and wristbands to show support for the cause. Our Wellbeing Warriors will be in attendance to provide information and support to our students.

For more information, please visit www.ruok.org.au. We are excited to once again be joining the national day of action to encourage conversations that could change a life.

The Wellbeing Warriors Team

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