From School Psychologist, Tessa Prior
Over the past several weeks, students have participated in a RUOK Day campaign with one of our School Psychologists, Tessa Prior.
This has involved students being asked to engage in a discussion about mental health. Students were encouraged to get behind RUOK day and pledge that if they notice any changes in their friends, either physically or mentally, they will use their knowledge and skills to ask them if they are okay. This activity aimed to empower the young men of Waverley College and acknowledge their role in help seeking and raising awareness of mental health for them and their peers.
As part of this commitment, each student was asked to hold up a sign saying ‘RUOK?’. These images will be shown on all TV screens across both campuses on National RUOK? Day, 14 September.
A special thanks to Oliver Pether, Brad Marzol and Olivia Kite who assisted with this campaign and all the young men of Waverley and teachers who demonstrated their support for such an important issue.