Notre Dame gets 'original' on R U OK? Day


Rachel Porter, Justine Ralph and Ashley Rose-Hooper create the colourful canvas as part of the University’s R U OK? Day event.

14 September 2017

Notre Dame University students channelled the famous ‘painting scene’ from The Princess Diaries – creating a colourful canvas – as part of the University’s efforts to raise awareness of, and funds for, mental health and suicide prevention at R U OK? Day on Wednesday 13 September 2017.

In return for a small donation, students were invited to throw paint-filled balloons on the canvas to create a 'highly original' artwork for the walls of the Student Association office at Prindiville Hall when it opens its doors again in November following a major facelift.

Held in the University’s Malloy Courtyard, R U OK? Day activities also featured live music, a petting zoo, a bake sale and sausage sizzle – raising close to $400 for R U OK? Suicide Prevention. Notre Dame has raised more than $1500 for the national charity since 2014.

Ervina Ng, Manager of Notre Dame Student Services in Fremantle, said events like R U OK? Day remind and encourage students and staff to be mindful that someone could benefit from a little extra care or support.

 

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