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Moonee Valley Racing Club

Teachers, School Leaders, Heads of School, YLCs, Student Support Staff, Other Professionals Working with Young People.

$408.19 - $590.00 + GST

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Developing & Nurturing the Mental Health and Wellbeing of our Students

Day 1 – Thursday 28th May, 2020

8.30am onwards Registration
9.00am – 9.10am House-Keeping details for the Conference
9.10am – 10.20am Keynote address by – Dr Rich Allen
Keynote Address Dr Rich Allen Developing Mental Resilience – How to raise engagement and energy in the classroom without
depleting your own reserves
10.20am – 10.30am De- brief of key-note address
10.30am – 11.00am Morning Tea
11.00am –12.30pm Workshops (A –D)
Workshop A – Greg Mitchell Talking to Students about Mental Health
Workshop B – Dr Rich Allen Not another new practice! The subtle art of making change positive
Workshop C – Jeremy Samson Practical Strategies to Optimal Progress for school students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Workshop D – Miranda Marriott “Strategies to Increase the Resilience of Your Students.”
12.30pm – 1.15pm Lunch
1.15pm –2.30 pm Workshops (E –H)
Workshop E – Greg Mitchell Managing behaviours and mental health in schools
Workshop F – Miranda Marriott “Improving Your Student’s Self-Talk, Self- Worth and Performance.”
Workshop G – Dr Rich Allen Building positive relationships. How to stop people you don’t understand from stressing you out
Workshop H – Jeremy Samson Time 2 Train Aspergers Progam helping individuals with ASD to improved functioning through physical
movement, play and integration
2.35pm – 3.40pm – Greg Mitchell What’s the secret? – Work/life Balance.

Day 2 – Friday 29th May, 2020

8.30 am onwards Registration
9.00 am – 9.10 am House-Keeping details
9.10 am– 10.20 am Keynote Presenter – Dr Justin Coulson
Keynote Address Dr Justin Coulson There’s more to Pos Ed than PERMA
10.30am –11.00am Morning Tea
11.00am –12.40pm Workshops (I – L)
Workshop I – Greg Mitchell The 1% anxiety revelation
Workshop J – Sharon Witt How do we build the well-being of our adolescents?
Workshop K – Sally Learey Emotional literacy is at the heart of well-being
Workshop L – Dr Justin Coulson Positive Education: A beginner’s guide – where (and how) to start
12.40pm – 1.30pm Lunch
1.35pm –3.00pm Workshops (M -P)
Workshop M – Greg Mitchell Resilience – The dandelion and the orchid the surprising science of success.
Workshop N– Sharon Witt Caring for our own Mental Health and well-being
Workshop O– Sally Learey The Power of Gratitude on Mental well-being
Workshop P– Dr Justin Coulson Positive approaches to discipline at school
3.00pm – 3.15pm Closure of Conference

Focus of the conference

  1. Develop new programs that can better support and progress these students through their schooling experience.
  2. Embrace through the Key-Note and Workshop immersion experiences, the new ideas/strategies that can be implemented into the mainstream classroom.
  3. Brilliant ideas and strategies to understand inform and support young people who may be experiencing Mental Health Issues.
  4. Acknowledge and understand the wealth of Support Agencies that can assist young people with Mental Health issues.
  5. Allow the opportunity for participants to network through the Sessions/Morning Teas / Lunches.

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