“Planting Anxious Seeds” Assisting early learners to manage the inevitable experience of anxiety

Presented by: Jules Haddock

Event Information: 6 PD Hours 

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When is the right age to start educating young children about their minds? The answer, as soon as we start educating them about their bodies. Just as we teach young children about blood, as we mend the cut knee, colds, as we wipe their noses, we can also teach them about their minds. Given that 97% of every behaviour starts with a thought, young people can grow up struggling with thoughts that determine emotional and behaviour responses. These responses, or mental health challenges, can directly affect attendance, focus and outcomes in the learning environment.

This session will:

• Build your confidence in simplifying the inevitable impact of mental illness in later years for 1 in 4 children, with a particular focus on anxiety disorders.

• Creatively explore classroom activities that encourage children to confidently understand their minds.

• Share, explore and create, methods that children can adopt in their lives in managing their ongoing mental wellbeing.

• Assist children at an early age to understand the mind needs different types of “support food” to grow.

Event Details:


Friday 29th March, 2019

  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Karstens Conference Centre
123 Queen St, Melbourne

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Target Audience: Kindergarten and Early Primary School 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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