• 7 September 2020, 9:00am to 10 September 2020, 5:00pm
Online event

Thursday 10 September 2020 is R U OK? Day, which encourages people to have meaningful conversations with friends and family members who might be struggling. The VU Student Life Team are collaborating with the VU Counselling team to offer some fun activities in the lead up to the day.

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.

Follow-up: Stay in touch. Genuine care and concern can make a real difference.

More useful tips on asking R U OK? can be found on the R U OK? How to Ask website.

Activities & resources for R U OK? week at VU

Our Mindful Journal includes fantastic resources with pages to help you:

  • reflect
  • set goals
  • record your dreams
  • find help services and counselling at VU 
  • ask R U OK?

Download your very own Mindful Journal to get started.

When: 2-2:30pm, Monday 7 – Thursday 10 September
Hosted by: VU Counselling

Join VU Counselling for a series of workshops where you will hear from our counsellors about how to understand yourself better, what it’s like to see a counsellor, practical strategies and how to ask a friend “R U OK?”

Come along to one or all of the sessions below.

How to understand self-compassion & implement it in your daily life

When: 2-2.30pm, Monday 7 September

What is it like to see a counsellor at VU?

When: 2-2.30pm, Tuesday 8 September

Self-care: practical strategies to look after yourself during difficult times

When: 2-2.30pm, Wednesday 9 September

Simple steps to asking a friend ‘R U OK?

When: 2pm- 2:30pm, Thursday 10 September

If you’re feeling stressed and need support, please call VU Counselling on +61 9919 5400.

Register for the R U OK? series

When: 1-2pm, Tuesday 8 September
Hosted by: Student Life and VU Sport 

Zumba is a combination of dance steps and Latin rhythms to easy to follow routines. This invigorating dance class will get you movin' and groovin' to rhythms of salsa, cumbia, samba, merengue and more.

Work your body from head to toe with Zumba's exhilarating workouts. You'll learn all the basics, hitting your core, thighs and abdominals just to name a few.

This class is suitable for everyone.

Join in on your own or with your housemates!

Register for Zumba

When: 1-2pm, Thursday 10 September
Hosted by: Student Life and VU Sport

Relax and rejuvenate in this fun and interactive yoga session.

Yoga is a combination of free flowing yoga poses such as sun salutations, standing poses, balancing poses, inversions, twists and Savasana relaxation.

Suitable for all fitness levels. Ideal for strength, flexibility, muscle recovery or relaxation.

Join in on your own or with your housemates!

Register for yoga

For more support resources check out our Community support resources for mental health and wellbeing

More useful tips on asking R U OK? can be found on the R U OK? How to Ask website.

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