Today the Tench House along with the St Dominic’s College community raised awareness for R U OK Day and suicide prevention with the vision that one day we live in a world where we are all connected and feel supported. The Tench prefects and SRC members did not waste any time this morning, by setting up giant ‘R U OK’ letters at the front of the College to create a positive atmosphere and spark awareness. The Tench students greeted and asked staff, students and parents of the College if they are ok?

At lunchtime, the SRC and prefects were again determined to raise awareness for R U OK Day by creating a photobooth for students to take photos with. The Tench house are hoping to start a positive trend on social media and to spread the message that it is okay to talk about your feelings. Suicide is a complex and sensitive challenge, but by inspiring people to take the time to ask “Are you ok?” and listen, we can help people struggling with life feel connected long before they even think about suicide.

Are you ok? three little words, one big difference.

Nathan Zammit

Tench House Coordinator