Central Queensland University oral health students held an R U OK? day lunch, on 12 September, to raise awareness among students about the meaning and importance behind the day.
CQU oral health students have formed a strong bond amongst each other due to the everyday clinical interactions that take place and the amount of time spent together at university. However, at times it is easy to forget to ask someone if they are okay, and to just check that everything in their life is running smoothly. Everyone is busy, but it only takes a few seconds out of your day to start a conversation with someone to check if they are okay.
CQU’s Oral Health Student Association was lucky enough to receive funding from the DHAA to host this event, and from all oral health students we would like to say a massive thank you for this.
By receiving this funding, we were able to cater for both second and third-year students with Subway platters, cheese boards and other sweets.
After the event, all students were able to reflect on how important it is to come together as a cohort and spend quality bonding time together outside of the clinical setting. It was a fantastic experience enjoyed by all. Thank you to the DHAA.
Lily Neaton (DHAA Student Leader)
What is R U OK? Day all about?
Staying connected and having meaningful conversations is something we can all do. You don't need to be an expert - just a good friend and a great listener. So, if you notice someone who might be struggling - start a conversation.
Find out more on the RU OK? official website.