Supporting students' mental health as we re-adjust to living with COVID-19
TUESDAY 3 MAY, 4:00PM - 5:00PM AEST
Join psychologist Dr Lyn O'Grady as she draws upon national and international research about the impact of COVID-19 on students' mental health to explore what this might look like in a school setting.
Lyn will unpack concerns such as social anxiety, generalised anxiety, social skills difficulties, school disengagement and refusal, disordered eating, self-harm and suicidality, and provide suggestions for ways that schools can most effectively respond to these concerns.
Olympics Unleashed – Encouraging students to be the best version of themselves
WEDNESDAY 11 MAY, 4:00PM - 5:00PM AEST
Not every student will be an Olympic athlete but the associated skills, such as teamwork, resilience and goal-setting, are beneficial to most of us.
Hear from Steve Solomon, dual Olympic runner (London 2012 and Tokyo 2020), about how the Olympics Unleashed program is inspiring and motivating students to be their personal best, and discover other associated programs.
Respectful relationships education: Sustaining a program over time
Respectful Relationships Education (RRE) is becoming embedded in many schools across Australia. What can be learnt from schools who have been on this journey for a while?
Sarah Corbell is part of the Workforce team supporting implementation of RRE across Victoria. In this webinar, she will explore some of the emerging outcomes of this work.
Relationships Education for Students with Autism
In this webinar, Dr Emma Goodall explores strategies for teaching students with autism about relationships and topics related to personal development. She also takes us through her expertly crafted lesson plans on these topics, suitable for primary and secondary contexts.
Supporting secondary students through lockdown and beyond
This webinar focuses on the strategies that schools have been using to support students who have experienced many weeks of remote learning.
Experienced teachers join psychologist Dr Lyn O'Grady for a discussion of what has worked within their specific contexts. They also discuss supporting students in Years 11 and 12 who may face particular wellbeing and transition issues.
Student wellbeing and career resilience in a rapidly changing world
Our friends at myFuture have hosted two webinars which explore the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on student emotional and psychological wellbeing which, may create obstacles for students facing complex career decisions and transitions.
These webinars are presented by Dr Lyn O'Grady who has previously delivered a webinar for the Student Wellbeing Hub and is the author of our online courses Building Student Resilience and Principal and Teacher Wellbeing.
Addressing masculinities as part of a whole-of-school approach to respectful relationships education
Dr Shane Tas from Our Watch discusses strategies and actions to actively challenge dominant forms and patterns of masculinity that are associated with higher rates of violence against women in our society, and to engage men and boys in positive change within the school community.
Unpacking the Man Box
Create calmer and more connected classrooms
Paul Zappa and Jianyun Tao from The Men's Project at Jesuit Social Services unpack their research on the Man Box. You'll gain insights into the social pressures placed on boys and men to adhere to outdated masculinity stereotypes and the impact this can have on their wellbeing.
A celebration of culture and respect
Young people from refugee backgrounds show leadership in preventing family violence
Challenges and opportunities for preservice teachers in 2020
Being a preservice teacher in 2020 is unlike anything anyone has ever experienced.
Nicole Brownlie is a lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland. Join her as she explores the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic brings and also look at some of the incredible opportunities it offers.
Building hope and resilience during extraordinary times of change
This webinar looks at the likely impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on school communities and explore what research suggests will be helpful for school staff in adjusting to school life during and beyond the current pandemic.
Join community psychologist Dr Lyn O’Grady as she encourages school staff to reflect on their current experiences and develop a personal wellbeing plan that will be supportive and adaptable as change continues to occur.
Mindfulness Meditation – Cultivating Presence, Awareness and Connection
In this webinar you’ll discover what Mindfulness is all about, including modes of being, aspects of the mind, styles and methods of practice, as well as experiencing the practice of mindfulness meditation.
Nicole Lee is internationally certified in both Modern and Classical styles of Qigong. She is also trained in meditation and mindfulness and holds a Bachelors Degree in Complementary Medicine.
Trauma-informed Practice for Challenging Behaviours
The Student Wellbeing Hub's webinar focused on how an understanding of trauma can help inform strategies and approaches to support student learning and wellbeing by Rebecca Harris from Carlton Primary School in Victoria.
Check out more of Rebecca's work through her website: www.traumainformedpractice.com.au