CLOSE to 1000 kids were treated to a barbecue lunch cooked by their peers at Oxley High on Monday.
It was completely free but they did have to answer one question.
Are you okay?
The free 'R U OK?' lunch has been run for a number of years at Oxley as a means to get on the front foot with mental health among the students.
Head well-being teacher Irem Mooney said the event had gone some way to loosening conversations around mental health.
"It has got the kids talking and the whole school community talking about mental health and taking away stigma around mental health," Ms Mooney said
"Kids are much more open about it and then seeking help if they need it."
The well-being and welfare teachers have worked with students on a number special events throughout the year, including Wear it Purple and White Ribbon days as well as the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence.
"We have become more proactive ... around what is good practice and there's a lot more awareness and knowledge around it so they can identify it in themselves and their peers," she said.
"We have an amazing well-being team and year advisors ... who put themselves out there all the time to support the kids."
According to Beyond Blue, young people are less likely to reach out with only 31 people of girls and 13 per cent of boys with mental health problems seeking help.