Managing Student Anxiety Creatively in the Learning Environment

Presented by: Jules Haddock


Event Information: 6 PD Hours

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Did you know in your class room this year, that 1 out of 4 of your learners will experience a mental illness, with the majority being an anxiety disorder? Most learners won’t know it, parents won’t know it, and perhaps teachers either. You owe it to your learner to know “it”, and even more, how to support young people experiencing a mental illness.

Sounds a bit daunting, but this workshop will take you on a pathway of understanding that we can creatively converse with young people about mental wellbeing, once we know what we are talking about.

Young people need to learn about anxiety to manage it. It’s our responsibility to teach ourselves, and it’s our responsibility to teach those we support, as education in recovery is essential.

This session will explore creative conversations that:

• Will build on your understanding of anxiety disorders and the facts and prevalence in young people’s lives.

• Research anxiety disorders as treatable illnesses.

• Learn about the different layers of stress and the vulnerabilities to anxiety.

• Understand how our minds can dictate catastrophic and unrealistic outcomes, yet we can do something about this.

• Understand the Recovery Model and assist in addressing all aspects of a young person’s learning journey creatively.

Event Details:

 

Thursday 7th February, 2019

  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)
 

 Melbourne CBD, 

Venue to be advised

Target Audience: Primary & Secondary 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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