This month Critical Agendas will be making history when opening our doors in Warrnambool for the first time.
Author and Critical Agendas presenter Jules Haddock will be presenting "Understanding & Dealing with Student Anxiety (& other Mental Illness)" on February 26 before well known presenters Jane Langley and Greg Mitchell will also run day programs in the following month.
"Mental illness doesn’t wait until adulthood to surface. Over a 12 month period, 1 in 4 young people will experience a mental illness," Haddock states.
"Often masked and unseen, it holistically impacts the development of a young person’s educational journey and learning outcomes."
This workshop aims to:
- Acknowledge anxiety and other mental illness as a realistic presence in the lives of learners of all ages.
- Identify basic signs and symptoms of common mental illness.
- Explore case examples of learning, such as the facilitators “Anxious Bird “ educational experiences.
- Appreciate the importance of a teachers role within the Recovery Model.
- Explore effective intervention strategies and investigate the use of student centered resources.
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”.