RUOK? day events at Western Port Secondary College last week aimed to focus attention on the welfare of others.
Students were reminded to regularly check in with family, friends and colleagues to see if they are OK and highlighting how a simple conversation could change a life.
The whole school health promotion was initiated and coordinated by the student wellbeing team and run by the year 10 leadership team.
As part of the activities students enjoyed face painting and challenged the staff to a Tuesday afternoon soccer match, winning 2:1. On the Thursday – which was national RUOK? day – students and staff helped spread the message at a lunchtime concert.
“We had a high level of participation in all the events and the weather was glorious,” student wellbeing practitioner Donna Nairn said.
“Western Port Secondary College is one of the first schools on the Mornington Peninsula to roll out mental health first aid training for staff and all year 10 students in response to the prevalence of mental health issues in our community.”