SAFEMinds: In Practice - Hamilton(or in surrounding area)

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Horsham (or in surrounding area), Victoria


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SAFEMinds: In Practice intends to establish SAFEMinds 'Champions' within Department of Education and Training schools across Victoria.

SAFEMinds: In Practice workshop is targeted for 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.

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 only for staff within the Victorian Government Department of Education and Training. SAFEMinds 'Champions' are drawn from school nominated staff with a responsibility for health, wellbeing and engagement including:

· Principals/Assistant Principals

· Student Wellbeing Teams and Coordinators

· Teachers

· Year Level Coordinators

· School Nurses (may attend as school-based staff)

· Student Support Services (may attend as school-based staff)

· School Counsellors

Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm (registrations will be open from 8.45am)

Breaks: BYO lunch (lunch is NOT provided for this session), coffee and tea will be provided.

Cost: FREE

What you need to bring: please ensure you bring your laptop for the day. A SAFEMinds in Practice toolkit will be provided on the day for your convenience.

For all enquiries about this training, please get in touch with Nikki Gibilisco, Training Project Officer at headspace -

For further information about using SAFEMinds within your school, please get in touch with your regional Department of Education and Training - Professional Practice Leaders

We look forward to seeing you there.

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