Posted by Oakhill College
on 15 September 2020
R U OK? is an Australian non-profit suicide prevention organisation, founded by advertiser Gavin Larkin in 2009. R U OK? 's mission is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life. R U OK?'s vision is a world where we're all connected and are protected from suicide.
2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, and circumstances have made it even more important for us all to stay connected and, for those who are able, be willing to support those around us.
On Thursday 10 September Oakhill College Castle Hill marked RUOK? Day. The day began with students being greeted in a festive atmosphere by College leaders and Missions staff asking RUOK? Students were encouraged to check-in with each other and explore options to promote good mental health in their tutor groups. The Mission team reminded us of the value of connecting and checking in with each other through RUOK? themed prayers throughout the week. An exciting addition to this year's RUOK? Day events was Year 12 Design and Technology's students Madison Johnston's HSC major work. Madison's inspiring RUOK? Day fashion design and marketing strategy was displayed at various locations around the College.
RUOK? Day at Oakhill College presented a welcome opportunity for students and staff to connect and check-in with each other. 2020 has been a challenging year in many ways and RUOK? Day provided a timely reminder to check in with family members, friends and colleagues any time we see signs that someone may not be OK.
For more information, visit the RUOK? Website