Schools and groups mark R U OK Day

SUPPORT: Gab Bland, Grace Russell and Ellie Mullins enjoying cupcakes from the R U OK Day cake stall at Mater Dei Catholic College.
Nanjing Night Net

Schools and community groups around Wagga have come together to mark R U OK Day and raise awareness about mental health.

At Mater Dei Catholic College, the focus was on making sure students were looking out for each other.

Well-being practitioner Louisa de Bruin visited the school to educate students.

Staff and students wore yellow and orange accessories to mark the day.

Emily Paul, who oversaw the day’s activities at the school, said the event held important messages for the students.

“It is very important that we work with our students to shine a light on mental health,” she said.

“The R U OK Day is just one way to do this.”

Year 10 students heard from the college’s Aboriginal education worker Joe Williams about his battles with his own demons, while students were encouraged to strike up conversations with peers.

Mount Austin High School also held special activities to mark R U OK Day, with headspace workers visiting the school to talk to students.

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