Students and teachers asking the tough questions while eating a hearty breakfast
Written by Laura Swift, Student Experience Co-ordinator
Early on Thursday 13 August staff and students flocked to the Student Common Room at Clayton to enjoy a free breakfast as part of the R U OK? Day.
The national event highlights the importance of supporting each other through life's ups and downs by asking the simple question 'Are you OK?". Staff and students showed their support by wearing yellow and the common room was decorated in a sea of yellow table clothes, balloons, ribbons and daffodils which brought a festive atmosphere to the event.
Freddy Peredo, Monash College and Monash University Psychologist spoke to attendees about the importance of reaching out and having difficult conversations with others around them. Having a proactive conversation with a peer, colleague, friend or even someone you don’t know well, could ‘change a life’ as the R U OK? motto states.
Cereal, toast and eggs were on offer and the casual, positive atmosphere was perfect for creating a friendly and interactive environment. All together a record 120 eggs were cooked, along with numerous slices of freshly cooked toast, creating a delicious aroma that permeated through the Student Common Room.
If you are experiencing problems and need to seek support, please contact Beyondblue on 1300 22 4636.
Remember, Monash Mental Health Week is just around the corner (8 to 12 October). Please visit the Monash Uni web to see what’s happening around the Clayton campus.