Wellbeing Talks – Black Dog Institute

A continued focus this term for Year Groups was helping students to realise their own potential and empowering them with strategies to help them cope with the normal stresses of life; to enable them to enhance their contribution to their community.

A guest speaker from the Black Dog Institute facilitated an interactive presentation on the theme of Mental Fitness. The presentation developed student awareness of how mental fitness helps them to overcome obstacles, strengthen relationships and aid their focus.

Using the elements of positive psychology, the benefits of keeping fit mentally were demonstrated to students and they were given opportunities to practise techniques to build their mental strength, flexibility and endurance to enhance their mental fitness.

The strategies learnt were based on the elements of positive psychology – gratitude, mindfulness, meaning and purpose to help them build their resilience and nurture their positive wellbeing.

To further support students in their journey of reducing their stress, improving their focus and expanding their potential they are encouraged to participate in the Mental Fitness Challenge at www.biteback.org.au. The 6 Week Challenge helps students to take control of their mental fitness. Each week they will be sent tips, information and weekly activities. Students can track their progress on the website throughout the challenge to see the full impact.

Student success was also recognised and celebrated during the year meetings with the presentation of Year Advisor Awards. Congratulations to all award recipients.

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