Rising above the Mental Health Issues of our Youth

Presented by: Jules Haddock & Greg Mitchell

Event Information: 6 PD Hours 

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Workshop 1. Jules Haddock

“Anxiety Friendly Classrooms means accepting Anxiety in all Education Settings”.

Anxiety is a part of our lives from a very early age, so we must learn to live with its presence. At one end of the spectrum we require anxiety in our lives for several positive reasons. So why are we so frightened of anxiety when the see-saw drops? We need to know anxiety to support students to embrace the positive outcomes for learning and growth. Anxiety friendly classrooms means confident conversations and creative approaches. Are you ready to assist students to face their fears?

Workshop 2. Greg Mitchell

“Change Readiness”.

The three levels of school response to Mental ill Health... Cooperation and Capability, Culture and Connection and Transformational Readiness.
Chances are that you will meet many shut down students if you work with upper primary and secondary classes.
This workshop explores a “menu” of strategies that makes inroads into student defensiveness and makes your school a great place to be and learn in.
Based around the highly practical responses developed by the Asperger’s Experts collective to anxiety and depression with locked down Autistic Spectrum individuals this approach helps schools select areas in which they can have the most effect.
This workshop is structured around the strategies that;

A. Build Cooperation and Capability

Building support systems that teach at risk students how to

1. Hold their space.
2. Get out of defence mode.
3. Build trust.
4. Develop self-care.

B. Create & Develop Culture and Connection

Developing effective communication which enables students to

1. Align motivation, meaning and intention to develop action.
2. Make environmental changes.
3. Co-create goals.

C. Develop Transformational Readiness

Teaching the mechanics of life so that students are able to

1. Correct their course.
2. Get coaching.
3. Troubleshoot issues.
4. Develop positive self-discipline.

This workshop challenges you to identify ways that these elements can be included into the madness of a school day!

Workshop 3. Jules Haddock

“Building a confidence script around mental health literacy is the foundation to positive classroom cultures”.

If a student is sick, we are quick to assess them as either having gastro or a tummy wog, a cold, or perhaps a sprained ankle, and we respond accordingly.
So how do we know when a student is maybe experiencing a mental illness?
Building literacy around mental illness, is paramount in offering calm, confident and supportive conversations to children and adolescents of all ages, who maybe experiencing mental challenges.
Developing a script appropriate to mental health and recovery is a no brainer. Are you ready to start writing your script?

Workshop 4 . Greg Mitchell

“The Eight Superb Realities”. 

A Positive approach to Teaching Resilience and enduring Good Mental Health in a Dysfunctional System!

Over sixty years ago Jiddu Krishnamurti wrote “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” Today we have a constant stream of data telling us that as our students’ progress through school their mental health becomes more at risk.
This highly engaging, extremely practical workshop explores the “True Norths” of mental health that we can use to guide our teaching practices for both our teachers and our students.
Framed around Gretchen Ruben’s 8 Splendid Truths of Happiness this workshop enables us to clearly identify the challenges that we all face and how we can positively respond to the negative influences of our thinking.

1. To be happier you need to feel good, feel bad, and feel right and be psychologically safe.
2. One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy; One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.
3. The days are long, but the years are short.
4. You’re not happy unless you think you’re happy.
5. You can build a happy life on the foundation of your own nature.
6. The only person you can change is yourself.
7. You can’t make someone be happy, and no one else can make you happy.
8. Now is now.

This workshop has the potential to change your life!

Event Details:


Friday 1st November 2019

  9.00am - 3.45pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Catholic Leadership Centre

576 Victoria Parade,

East Melbourne

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Target Audience: Open to Teachers, Parents/Guardians, Councillors, Chaplains, Nurses, Well-Being Workers and anyone who has an interest in the Well being of our Youth

  $399.00 +GST

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About the Presenter

About Jules Haddock.

An accomplished conversationalist in mental health education, Jules has an engaging and creative approach in helping communities understand mental illness and how to manage the invisible learning blocks and walls often confronted, in learning expeditions. She takes the myths and fictitious beliefs about mental illness, and weaves participants into developing safe and confident based approaches that can be used in supporting and maximizing confidence in “the space” for both teacher and learner.
With gaiety and passion, she introduces us into an awareness of mental health literacy, recovery, and the importance of embracing strength based and person-centred learning for each student.

• Principal Master Mental Health Instructor
• President of Not for Profit Charity Art of the Minds
• REACH Facilitator – Black Dog Institute.
• Practicing Artist.
• Owner of The Anxious Bird – Mental Health Education Support
• 22 years’ experience in TAFE and the Non-profit RTO sector
• 28 Years in community services, working with a range of diverse people of all ages

About Greg Mitchell

Greg Mitchell is an established and highly sought after consultant who works with teachers, parents and administrators where it counts... in schools and in classrooms.
He regularly teaches in classrooms in primary and secondary schools all over Australia demonstrating the changes that really work. Greg is an exceptional presenter with the ability to connect with educators, to challenge them and provide many practical strategies that work! Great knowledge, practical, dynamic and very entertaining! 

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