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Healthy Minds: Wellbeing in the Middle Years

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25 August 2017

Healthy Minds: Wellbeing in the Middle Years

Healthy Minds: Wellbeing in the Middle Years

A new feature of our Year 8 Wellbeing offering for 2017 is the ‘Healthy Minds’ program. In its essence, the program is an exceptional example of preventative psychology, where it provides students with the psychological skills to negotiate the challenges they face as they progress through adolescence. The program utilises a trans-diagnostic approach, as there is an inherent co-morbidity between the central issues of anxiety, depression and disordered eating.

A wonderful feature of the program is Dr Tom Nehmy’s weekly engagement with the students. He explains difficult concepts in an entertaining and informative manner – all pertinent to adolescent development. Perfectionism, media literacy, self-compassion, accurate thinking and gratitude are key domains discussed, whilst promoting flexibility of thought.

Each Week, parents receive a module of their own to join the conversation with their students. In 4 short weeks, I’ve had many parents report on the productive and positive conversations they’ve been able to have utilising the course’s content. The parent information night ‘Pathways to a Healthy Mind’ held in Week 2 was a success, with 40 parents highly engaged in Dr Nehmy’s talk. So well received was the program, several parents requested a parent course – watch this space for 2018!

Mark Goreham, Head of Physical Education had this to say about the positive beginnings:

“Students are engaged and challenged in their views as they are further equipped with strategies to enhance their mental health. The program has stimulated lively discussion with each Year 8 class teacher further enhancing relationships between themselves and their students. It has been great to see the enthusiasm and open mindedness brought to the program by the students.” – Mark Goreham

Stay tuned for more updates from this ground-breaking program, Dr Nehmy will speak with ELC and Preparatory students on Wednesday 13 September at 7:30pm in the Gilchrist Library on the Mitcham Campus. RSVP though the online bookings section of the Website.

For more information about any of our Wellbeing programs, please feel free to contact me on the details below.

Shawn Kasbergen
skasbergen@scotch.sa.edu.au | 8274 4322

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