Hey, R U OK?

R U OK at James Meehan High School

A new initiative by suicide prevention charity group R U OK? aims to remind school students to look out for one another. In partnership with Yellow Pages, R U OK? are launching 65 Conversation Corners across high schools to create a space for students to talk with friends who may be struggling with life’s highs and lows.

The 65 schools awarded a bench had to submit 150 words as to why the bench was a great idea for their school. Students at James Meehan High School in Macquarie Fields are among the first to launch their Conversation Corner. Head Teacher of Wellbeing, Sarah Jackson, says, “By putting young people at the heart of the project, they’re more likely to live the R U OK? message on a daily basis.”

Conversation Corners will highlight the importance of looking out for your mates during school years.

Street Furniture Australia have produced the customised benches, which feature timber battens and stainless steel sides; the ‘R U OK?’ logo has been cut out of the metal. This simple message can sometimes make all the difference, and it is hoped the Conversation Corners will highlight the importance of looking out for your mates during school years.

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