Comet Bay College hosted a range of activities today that encouraged students to check on their peers as part of its annual R U OK? Day celebrations.
Student Support staff served breakfast muffins to kick-start the day, with our Year 11 College band providing entertainment throughout the recess and lunch breaks. Students were invited to wear yellow accessories, try their hand at sumo wrestling and get valuable mental health information from a stall manned by our nurse, first aid officer and chaplains.
Lower School Dean of Student Support Tara Armstrong said it was important for students to understand the importance of conversations about mental health.
“This generation has a lot to contend with, and it’s important they know there is mental health support available,” she said. “Today’s events are part of an ongoing campaign at the College to foster a safe environment for all students. Meaningful connections and engagement are great ways to develop relationship that make teens feel safe about talking, and conversation, even as simple as the question such as ‘Are you OK?’, is a great place to start.”
College staff were also treated to a morning tea.