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R U OK? Day - Helping a friend with their mental health

Date: 08 SEP 2022 Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM Location: Launchpad Website: Register here Add to Calendar:

Join us as we explore ways to ask and respond when supporting someone you’re concerned about.

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R U OK? Day is on Thursday 8 September and this year the Access, Wellbeing and Equity team are running this workshop, “Helping A Friend With Their Mental Health” out of the Launchpad from 12:30 – 1:30pm. This is presented by Athalie Phau from MU Counselling. 

We’ll be covering: 

  • Why do you ask 
  • Why it’s important 
  • How to ask 
  • How to respond 
  • Boundaries (the line “I can handle this/ I can’t handle this”) 
  • “No secrets” 
  • Support services 
  • Managing your own wellbeing after a tricky conversation/ self-care 

Come get some practical skills from the MU Counselling team on how to hep your friends if you think they might be struggling. Also catch our therapy dogs in banana costume and a whole social activities after the presentation! 

This workshop is free for all students and you don’t need to register beforehand. All are welcome - we hope to see you there!