Maximizing learning potential by building student confidence, and reducing risks, for students with anxiety

Presented by: Jules Haddock

Event Information: 6 PD Hours 

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Many young adolescents have limited coping skills. Combine this with a lack of understanding around the personal presentation of mental illness, where 50% of all mental illnesses start before the age of 18, this psychological distress, can see the presentation of at risk behaviours, being adopted in the lives of adolescent leaners.

The need to cope with anxiety, for many young people, sees the presentation of behaviours that put young people at risk of NSSI, Non Suicidal Self Injurious behaviours. This can also then lead to thoughts about suicide, and at its worse, suicidal behaviours.

This session will:

  • Frame the background of mental illness experiences for young learners, and the correlation to at risk behaviours within the context of limited coping skills.

  • Increase your understanding and confidence in recognising at risk behaviours.

  • Provide you with action based conversations and support guidelines in assisting learners at risk.

  • Offer referral pathways for high risk leaners.

Event Details:


Friday 8th March, 2019

  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Karstens Conference Centre
123 Queen St, Melbourne

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Target Audience: Upper Primary/Secondary Teachers. 

  $279.00 + GST

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About the Presenter

Jules Haddock is a facilitator of recovery programs specific to people experiencing a mental health disorder. Prior to education based support, she worked closely with all ages, Aboriginal communities, and people with disabilities such as Autism, challenged by their mental illness within a community framework of practice. A REACH facilitator through the Black Dog Institute, Mental Health First Aid Instructor and accredited trainer in Mental Health, Jules is well versed and passionate in her endeavour to demystify, educate and encourage intervention of mental illness by the community as a whole. Her delivery style is creatively engaging, reflecting her passion as a practicing artist, which sees her currently involved in school based youth community art projects specific to mental illness. Jules’s take on mental illness is “It’s not about them and us; we are all in this together”.


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