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Mental Health Wellbeing

Mentally Healthy Schools Framework

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The Mentally Healthy Schools Program provides schools with the guidance, resources and training on embedding the Act-Belong-Commit ethos into the whole school setting to boost mental health and wellbeing and prevent the onset of mental health problems.

The mental health message of Act-Belong-Commit encourages children and young people to deliberately do things to look after their mental wellbeing.  Keeping mentally and physically active, having good friends and helping others or learning new things not only builds self-esteem and confidence, it also can reduce stress and help with academic outcomes.

RelaTE

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An 8-week interactive relationships and sexuality education program, designed for Years 8, 9 and 10, that covers issues including alcohol and other drugs, relationships, peer influence, assertiveness, technology and sexual assault and consent. Resources available Term 2 2016. Teacher PD available.

Mooditj: A sexual health and positive life skills program for Aboriginal young people aged 11-14 years

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A relationships and sexual health program designed for groups in Year 6, 7 or 8, where a significant number of participants are Aboriginal.

Growing Developing Healthy Relationships

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Growing Developing Healthy Relationships (GDHR) provides on-line curriculum support for teachers in relationships and sexual health education. The website provides Kindergarten – year 10 learning activities, background notes, recommended resources and news of current professional learning opportunities and workshop events.

Health Promoting Schools Grant Scheme

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In support of the increasing emphasis on health promotion in schools, Healthway is offering grants of up to $2,500 to Western Australian school communities through the Health Promoting Schools Grant Scheme. This is an initiative from Healthway to support schools to develop projects that promote the health of their students through activities aligned with the Health Promoting Schools (HPS) Framework.

Schools are encouraged to undertake activities that promote one of the priority health areas; mental health, nutrition or physical activity. All schools throughout Western Australia are eligible to apply and there are no closing dates. Applications are particularly encouraged from schools in rural and remote areas and those with high numbers of Indigenous students.

Self-Esteem (SE) and Emotional Intelligence (EI)

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Full (SE) and (EI) testing with full electronic reporting for (MIS) data in Pastoral care. Intervention and Prevention programs available to use the (MIS) data effectively, using the Sports Challenge ‘world first’ experiential mentoring education programs. Programs are available in metro, country and remote locations.

Programs for ‘at risk’ students & extension leadership with a focus on creativity education

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‘World first’ mentoring experiential intervention/prevention and extension programs are available for schools and communities for identified ‘at risk’ students and for high performing potential leaders. Creativity and Innovation audits and programs available for extension students. Professional Development and training available for staff and organisations with a focus upon Innovation.

Tools for Teachers

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Evidence-based Brain Breaks in the Classroom.

This two, four or six hour workshop will empower you with basic principles, tools, and practice teaching experiences to integrate short 3-15 minute chair yoga breaks with children or teens. You will learn chair yoga tools to promote health, learning, and achievement.

Through interactive practice teaching and feedback activities, you will gain confidence in identifying challenging times during your child’s or teen’s day and successfully utilising yoga tools to shift them into a more positive state of mind. You will graduate from this workshop with the understanding and confidence to share chair yoga tools with the children or teens in your life.

Wellbeing for Schools – Yoga and Mindfulness.

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Unique wellbeing programs customised to your school needs and budget. Yoga classes and mindfulness activities are facilitated by a YOGA Ed. certified teacher and can be held during school hours, as part of a before/after school program or as part of an enrichment program.

Our evidence based in-school yoga can be curriculum aligned and integrated as part of e.g. Health Education, Physical Education, Science, Geography/History and Literacy. Term programs can also address overall vision goals of schools, such as resilience, social emotional learning, community, academic performance/focus and more.

Each class includes: yoga, meditation, breathing techniques, stretching/strengthening, mindful movement, discussion/reflection and mindful art (tbd).

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