The University of Newcastle, Australia


12 Sep 2019 from 10:00am - 11:30am


R U OK? encourages everyone to start a conversation as early as possible, as the earlier you reach out, the more likely the outcome will be a positive one.

We can all make a difference to anyone who’s struggling by having regular, meaningful conversations about life up’s and down’s.  If you feel like something’s up with someone you know, trust that gut instinct and take the time to ask them how they’re going.

On Thursday 12th September we are asking everyone to ask colleagues R U OK?

A free* cuppa and muffin between 10am and 11:30am will be available for staff to stop, have a chat and check in with each other. So please take along one or more of your colleagues and share some time together at one of the venues listed below.

Not sure how to ask? Check out this short animation developed by R U OK? to help workmates reach out and start a conversation with a colleague they are worried about.

Callaghan campus
Choose from one of the four coffee venues: Bar on the Hill, Maths Bus Stop Cafe, Huxley Library (FastFuel café) and Auchmuty Library (FastFuel café).

Newcastle City campus
Please grab your coffee and muffin from FastFuel café at Newspace.

Ourimbah campus
Please grab your coffee and muffin from the Café Bar

Regional campuses
Staff will receive an email with their individual details.

* free for all staff members when you present your staff ID

Additional resources:

  • For more information on how UoN can support your and your colleagues’ mental health as well as other online resources, click here.
  • For more information on R U OK day and workplace ideas, please visit
  • RUOK Work Book (PDF)