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The University of Melbourne supports R U OK? Day on Thursday 14 September, 2017.

Events and activities

There are a range of events happening on R U OK? Day at the University of Melbourne. Use this day to take the time out to care for yourself and to reconnect with others. Asking the simple question, ‘Are you ok?’ can make a world of difference.

Unless specified below registrations are not required. All events are free.

Free breakfast by UMSU Welfare

When: 8.30am–10.30am
Where: South Court

Start your day with a free cooked breakfast by UMSU Welfare.

R U OK? Day with the Student Peer Leader Network

When: 12pm–2pm
Where: Clocktower Lawn

Drop by our marquee for some fun yet meaningful activities for R U OK? Day. Join us for the afternoon to escape your assignment stresses in our relaxing conversation area, take a fun photo in our photobooth or make a pledge to ask 'R U OK?' Come along for handy tips and resources and some free food!

R U OK? Day BBQ lunch

When: 12pm–2pm
Where: Clocktower Lawn

Free BBQ lunch and cupcakes with the Students Arts and Science Societies.

R U OK? Day BBQ lunch

When: 12pm–2pm
Where: Clocktower Lawn

Free BBQ lunch and cupcakes with the Students Arts and Science Societies.

Meet and greet

When: 9am–10.30am
Where: Main Entrances, Stop 1, Baillieu library

Free bananas, temporary tattoos and R U OK? Conversation Cards at the main Parkville entrances and Baillieu library.

Gravity X Yoga

When: 10.30am–11.30am
Where: Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room, Sidney Myer Asia Centre

An opportunity to relax, unwind, and connect with others at a student-run yoga/mindfulness/meditation session.


Meditation workshop

When: 12pm–1pm
Where: Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room, Sidney Myer Asia Centre

Take a break and focus on your wellbeing. Meditation can help you manage stress and improve your mental and physical wellbeing. You will be taken through a 60 minute guided meditation.


Resilience and wellbeing workshop

When: 1pm–2pm
Where: 757 Swanston St, Level 1 , Room 109 (Stop 1)

Focus on building resilience, managing stressors, living a happier and more meaningful life.

Free group fitness classes

When: 7.20am–1.15pm
Where: Nona Lee Sports Centre/Beaurepaire Centre, Lincoln Square Fitness

Come and try a Group Fitness class for FREE on Thursday 14 September to support R U OK? Day. All classes are first come first served and may reach capacity.

Timetable and class descriptions
Visit the reception desk of the relevant venue with your student/staff card to join one of these classes.

  • 12.05pm – Zumba
  • 1.10pm – BodyPump

Location: Lazer Room, Nona Lee Sports Centre, Tin Alley

  • 12.05pm – Pilates

Location: Mindbody Studio, Nona Lee Sports Centre, Tin Alley

  • 7.20am – RPM

Location: Cycling Studio, Nona Lee Sports Centre, Tin Alley

  • 7.30am – X-Train
  • 12.15pm – X-Train

Location: Beaurepaire Centre, Tin Alley

  • 12.15pm – RPM
  • 1.15pm – Pilates

Location: Lincoln Square Fitness, 183 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Free swim

When: 9am–11am
Where: Beaurepaire Centre

Visit the Beaurepaire Centre and enjoy a free swim.

Your student/staff card must be presented at the Beaurepaire Centre reception desk to redeem this offer.

Burnley R U OK lunch

When: 12.30pm–2pm
Where: Outside Building 916, Burnley Campus

Join us for a free lunch including a coffee at Burnley for R U OK? Day. There will be a coffee cart and free lunch for all graduate students.


Faculty of Arts morning tea

When: 10.30am–12pm
Where: The Atrium, Ground Floor, Arts West Building

Enjoy free hot drinks and cupcakes while chatting to fellow peers and friendly staff. A relaxed environment to check in and start a conversation.

R U OK Day Student Breakfast

When: 8.30am–10am
Where: Law Building, Ground Floor Foyer

Join us for a free breakfast in support of R U OK? Day!

Health and wellbeing services

Balancing life and study can be challenging. It’s important to maintain a healthy physical and mental wellbeing. The University offers one of the most comprehensive student support networks in Australia.

The University provides a range of services that can support you with:

  • Counselling and mental health resources
  • Doctor appointments, vaccinations, and health advice
  • Safety and security on campus
  • The Safer Community Program
  • Religion and spirituality

Visit the Service Finder to search for support services and resources you can access if you ever need help.

How to ask R U OK?

Need further support?

In Melbourne, there are a range of health services designed to help anyone feeling down or needing support.

If you are looking to chat to someone you can visit a Headspace centre or chat to someone from the Kids Helpline, Lifeline or Headspace. For resources and information on mental health and depression visit beyondblue. If you identify as LGBTI and want to speak with a trained counsellor, call Switchboard for free.