Health & Wellbeing

Local ACT programs

Bungee Youth Resilience Program    www.bcsact.com.au

http://www.bcsact.com.au/programs-and-services/bungee-youth-resilience-program/

Bungee is an inclusive resilience building program that promotes emotional wellbeing through the arts. The program supports young people (aged 5-18) to participate in activities designed to build resilience, enhance well-being and social and emotional health. Bungee classes operate across the ACT and are facilitated in a small, safe and supportive group setting.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

http://health.act.gov.au/our-services/mental-health/child-and-adolescent-mental-health-services-camhs

Community Teams

The CAMHS Community Teams provide assessment and treatment for children and young people under 18 years of age who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties.

 

Healthy Schools Network  www.healthyschoolsact.com.au

The Healthy Schools Network ACT is a collaboration of local Not-For-Profit organisations that actively promote health and wellbeing in ACT primary schools, secondary schools and the early childhood years. Our organisations can assist ACT school teachers and educators in many ways, including staff training, class-room resources, awareness tools, recognised programs, Professional Learning and general support.

 

Mental Illness Education ACT   https://www.mieact.org.au/

Any Body’s Cool is a positive body image health promotion program suitable for Year 7 and 8 girls. Through the real life experiences of five local young women, we explore body image; how this is influenced, how this affects our behaviour and how we can strive to improve our body image and self-esteem. The program also covers media literacy, healthy attitudes towards diet and exercise, the impact of body-based bullying and harassment and gender expectations.

Stress Better is designed to assist young people to better understand stress, anxiety and worry, and the connection between the three.  It equips students with tools to manage their stress more effectively. The session is punctuated with the presentation of a real life story as told by a MIEACT Volunteer Educator who has been living with mental illness.

 

Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT www.shfpact.org.au

Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT) is a leader in sexual and reproductive health workforce development, health promotion and clinical service delivery to reduce barriers to improved sexual and reproductive health.

 

StandBy Response Service   https://www.supportlink.com.au/standby.aspx

The StandBy Response Service is a suicide postvention service. We support people who have lost a loved one to suicide.

 

Stress Better Year 11 & 12 program  www.mieact.org.au/stress-better

Stress Better is designed to assist young people to better understand stress, anxiety and worry, and the connection between the three.  It equips students with tools to manage their stress more effectively. The session is punctuated with the presentation of a real life story as told by a MIEACT Volunteer Educator who has been living with mental illness.

 

National programs

Generation Next              www.generationnext.com.au

Generation Next aims to provide education and information about the prevention and management of mental illness in young people to professionals, young people, their families and carers, and the wider community.

 

headspace    www.headspace.org.au

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.

Kids Helpline   https://kidshelpline.com.au

Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

 

KidsMatter      www.kidsmatter.edu.au

KidsMatter is an Australian mental health and well-being initiative set in primary schools and early childhood education and care services (like preschools, kindergartens and day care centres).

 

Love Bites (NAPCAN program)  http://napcan.org.au/our-programs/

LOVE BITES is an extremely successful school-based Domestic and Family Violence and Sexual Assault prevention program that evolved on the Mid North Coast of NSW. Love Bites is based on best practice standards for education programs as recommended by the Federal Government funded Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearing House and other leading academics in the area of violence against women.

 

Mindmatters   www.mindmatters.edu.au

MindMatters is a mental health initiative for secondary schools that aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people. We call it a ‘framework’, in that it provides structure, guidance and support while enabling schools to build their own mental health strategy to suit their unique circumstances. MindMatters provides school staff with blended professional learning that includes online resources, face-to-face events, webinars and support.

 

MindMatters: Staff Wellbeing Spotlight

http://www.mindmatters.edu.au/spotlights/staff-wellbeing

Staff wellbeing is an important part of a mentally healthy school – and is essential for effective teaching and learning.

 

SchoolTV  http://schooltv.me/

SchoolTV is a world first, wellbeing platform featuring Dr Michael Carr-Gregg. It addresses the modern day realities faced by schools and parents who increasingly need clear, relevant and fact-based information around raising safe, happy and resilient young people.

 

STORM  http://www.stormskillstraining.com/index.php

STORM is a not-for-profit social business committed to enhancing knowledge and skills in suicide prevention and self-harm mitigation. Through their work, they hope to contribute to a world where suicide does not become an option; where distress is met with compassion; and where people feel able to ask for help.

 

Student Wellbeing Hub    www.studentwellbeinghub.edu.au

Feeling safe and supported is the right of everyone in the school community. The resources available on the Student Wellbeing Hub help to create learning communities that promote student wellbeing and the development of respectful relationships. The Hub is guided by the principles of the National Safe Schools Framework, which highlight the importance of educators, parents and students working together. We can make a difference, starting now.