INSPIRATIONAL DAY: Warwick State High School students Katelynn Poole, Adelle Williams, Jack Drewery and Bayley Butterworth write messages on the Wall of Inspiration.
INSPIRATIONAL DAY: Warwick State High School students Katelynn Poole, Adelle Williams, Jack Drewery and Bayley Butterworth write messages on the Wall of Inspiration.

Students learn to ask R U OK?

STUDENTS at Warwick State High School asked their mates one simple question yesterday - "R U OK?"

There were smiles and laughter in the quadrant, as students had their faces painted and wrote messages in chalk on the Wall of Inspiration to celebrate R U OK? Day.

The activities were organised by Marie Brennan, who said the day highlighted the importance of the R U OK? message.

"Mental heath and suicide rates are rising across the country," she said.

One aims of the R U OK? Day activities was to teach students how to share their feelings, Mrs Brennan said.

"It's really good giving them the tools they need to talk to each other," she said.

"On the Wall of Inspiration the students write happy things so they can feel good as they walk past during the next two days."

If you or someone you know is suicidal, phone your GP or Lifeline crisis support on 13 11 14. In an emergency situation call 000.



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