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Mental Health Week and R U OK? Day

Next week, 10 – 14 September, the school will be promoting Mental Health Week and R U OK? Day, with different activities and learnings throughout the week at Coolock and St Mary’s. Download the posters at the bottom of this article to find out exactly what is happening at Coolock and St Mary’s.

TAKE NOTICE: On Monday all students will receive a wristband from Beyond Blue or Headspace, organisations which provide information and support to help people achieve their best possible mental health.

GIVE: Lunchtime barbeques to raise money for Mercy Works (Tuesday Coolock; Wednesday St Mary’s)

BE ACTIVE: The student versus staff netball matches at lunchtime in the gym. Get along to show your support – and even have a laugh! (Tuesday St Mary’s; Wednesday Coolock)

CONNECT: Thursday 13 September is R U OK? Day. You can get involved by wearing a touch of yellow to school (with either your normal school uniform or PE uniform) to show that you support this cause. It could be a hair tie, ribbon or socks etc. This is a national day of action, dedicated to inspiring everyone to regularly ask each other “Are you OK?” The day aims to prevent the impacts of mental illness by encouraging Australians to connect with someone they care about and help stop little problems turning into big ones. As a school community we want to promote and encourage everyone, not only today, but on a regular basis to ask their family and friends “Are you OK?”.

KEEP LEARNING: During the whole week there is a Guess Who competition in the library where you can try to match up staff members to their baby photos. There will be some great prizes to the people who get the most correct. Coolock students can enjoy a Kahoot! Quiz in the library on Friday too.

At Coolock, all housegroups will watch some clips on mental health and there will be an assembly on Tuesday where the Student Representative Council members will talk more about looking after our wellbeing.

At St Mary’s, our Business Management classes and SRC are running stalls (Monday/Thursday), with live music and yoga on Wednesday.

Check out the posters below for full information and keep an eye on Schoolbox for more information about Mental Health Week and R U OK? Day, which we are celebrating next week, 10 – 14 September.

Student Representative Council