OKAY: Aleisha Finn (left), Keeley Morrison, Grace Rutherfurd and Madelaine Enright show they are okay. College students test one critical question: ‘Are you okay?’
THREE simple words – ‘Are you okay?’ – was the key message among schoolmates at Beechworth Secondary College on Friday.
Students and teachers observed ‘R U OK Day’, a nationwide suicide awareness and prevention campaign, with morning tea for which students made 260 cupcakes to share.
College student well-being coordina- tor Mel Ivone said the event was supported by Queues Beechworth community organization and encouraged students to look after – and look out – for friends.
“It’s about asking how each other is going and being there for each other,” she said.
‘R U OK’ aims to start life-changing conversations by creating a more connected world.
THUMBS UP: Beechworth Secondary College students Sophie Holt (left), Keely Maher, Jasmine Rochow, Tom Christesen, Ryan Pollock, James Bankier and college student wellbeing co-ordinator Mel Ivone talked up the ‘R U OK’ message.