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Chatham High School

6 Davis Street

Taree, NSW 2430

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SAFEMinds: In Practice intends to establish SAFEMinds 'Champions' within NSW Department of Education schools.

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SAFEMinds In Practice participants will;

  • Develop an understanding of mental health in children and young people and how they are supported through SAFEMinds and the NIP in in the bud! early intervention approach.
  • Develop an understanding of self harm in schools, children and young people and how to respond using the NIP it in the bud! early intervention approach.
  • Be introduced to the NIP it in the bud! Toolkit, including the Safe and Healthy Bodies and Safe and Healthy Minds Brief Intervention Kits and explore the toolkit with a case study from SAFEMinds Online.
  • Be provided an opportunity to use the entire NIP it in the bud! early intervention approach and Toolkit resources through a new case study.
  • Reflect on local implementation of the NIP it in the bud! early intervention approach in your school community and develop an understanding of SAFEMinds: At Home resources for families.

SAFEMinds: In Practice equips school staff to become 'Champions' in the use of the NIP it in the bud! early intervention approach and SAFEMinds Toolkit resources including the SAFEMinds Online materials and how to incorporate SAFEMinds into the school's existing professional learning and student wellbeing policies and initiatives.

For participants to get the most benefit out of this training, it is recommended the school send at least three staff.

SAFEMinds is a professional learning and resource package for schools and families that aims to:

  • Enhance early intervention mental health support for children and young people in schools; specifically regarding mild mood disorders and self-harm.
  • Increase engagement of parents and carers with schools to more effectively support their child’s mental health; and
  • Develop clear and effective referral pathways between schools and community youth and mental health services.

Who can attend this training?

This training is restricted to staff within the NSW Department of Education. SAFEMinds 'Champions' are drawn from school nominated staff with a responsibility for health, wellbeing and engagement and have capacity to influence implementation including:

§ Principals

§ Deputy Principals and Assistant Principals

§ Student Wellbeing Team members and Coordinators

§ Teachers

§ Year Advisors

§ Student Support Officers

§ School counselling staff

§ School services staff

Need to cancel? Please text Gabi as soon as possible, please provide your full name, school, and date of training.

Gabi McMahon

Education and Training Consultant

0407 576 242

gmcmahon@headspace.org.au

I look forward to seeing you there.

Regards,

headspace Schools

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This training is part of the Mental health training for staff: SAFEMinds and Suicide Risk Continuum Training initiative funded by the NSW Department of Education in partnership with headspace, National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd. The SAFEMinds: Schools and Families Enhancing Minds training program is a professional learning and resource package for schools and families that enhances early intervention mental health support for children and young people in schools; specifically regarding mild mood disorders and self-harm. It also assists in developing clear and effective referral pathways between schools and community youth mental health services.

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