Student Wellbeing Sessions in Schools

Supporting Student Mental Health & Well-Being in Schools

A Positive Psychology and Strengths
Based Approach to learning Social
and Emotional Skills.

Students with well-developed and adaptive social and emotional
behaviours are most likely to not only excel in school but also enhance
students’ resilience and wellbeing.

 
 

Big Fish into Little Fish

The Big Fish into Little Fish presentation will ease Year 7’s transition into high school, build rapport among the year group and enhance self-esteem and resilience.

Students will:

  • Participate in activities that facilitate an agreement to minimise the groups fears and maximise their collective hopes and dreams.
  • Develop empowering self-identity beliefs. This lays the foundation to resilience and self-worth.
  • Discover ways to engage new friends and devlop cohesion among the year group.

 

 

Social Media
Literacy Program

Often teachers tell us that their time and resources are increasingly stretched by the impact of technology on students relationships, mental health and focus.

Parents and teachers are increasingly concerned about the balance of technology and social media on learning and social interactions in young people’s lives.

If you’re also concerned about the unrealistic ‘norms’ portrayed by social media content and the pressures to constantly engage with technology then this student session on Social Media Literacy™ will make all the difference!

  • ENCOURAGE students to consciously engage with technology so they connect in a healthy way with friends and the world around them.
  • HELP students understand the impact of human connections to overall happiness and wellbeing. As a result they then bring this new awareness to their social media interactions.
  • PROVIDE students with tools and techniques required to combat the potential health risks and negative impacts of technology in day-to-day living.
  • RAISE awareness of hazards surrounding technology on physical, mental and emotional health & wellbeing and EMPOWER students to be in control of their online presence and ensure that it contributes to their wellbeing.

 

 

The Connected Leadership Program

Student leaders learn powerful communication strategies to develop strong and connected groups that bring positive influence to the school culture.

The Connected Leadership Program provides a uniques opportunity for student AND staff facilitators to engage in a one day program that focuses on Leadership through service and mentorship.

  • Explore examples of SERVANT LEADERSHIP through MENTORING and HUMAN CONNECTION
  • Learn strategies to initiate POSITIVE CHANGE IN SCHOOL CULTURE
  • Explore the POWER OF COMMUNICATION, empathy and active listening
  • Boost MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING with practical positive psychology strategies
  • Understand how best to honour and share individaul and group gifts and communicate your HIGHEST POTENTIAL through your role as student leader.

 

 

7 Steps to Motivate Yourself

The 7 Steps to Motivate Yourself session creates the right “mind – set and attitude” It will focus on:

The session covers:

  • MOTIVATION: 7 strategies students can use to access inner motivation.
  • RESILIENCE: How to get mentally and emotionally strong to deal with disappointments and upsets.
  • PROCRASTINATION: Breaking through procrastination.

ATTITUDE: Creating a success mindset using practical strategies that create “success habits and routines”.

 

"Getting Your Head Right for the HSC"

Help prepare senior students for the HSC with well-being and mindset strategies to suppot them in achieving their best.

This session creates the right ‘mind-set and attitude’ for success in the HSC and beyond by teaching practical strategies from the emerging field Positive Psychology.

Designed specifically for Year 11 and 12 students to support them on their HSC journey.

  • Boost WELLBEING with practical and simple strategies
  • Identify ways students can sustain MOTIVATION for study and achievement of GOALS
  • Promote RESILIANCE: How to get mentally & emotionally strong to deal with disappointments & setbacks
  • Break through PROCRASTINATION
  • Manage parental and societal PRESSURES and ways to deal with feelings of STRESS and EXAM ANXIETY

 

 

The HSC Happiness Advantage

This session is a follow up to the “Get Your Head Right” for the HSC session. The session uses strategies and techniques from positive psychology to increase wellbeing and reduce stress and anxiety.

The session covers:

  • Learn to implement the 3 stages of Peak Performance
  • How to change negative self – talk and thinking
  • Three emotion management techniques to reduce stress and anxiety including the “Tapping Technique”

 

 

FOR YEAR 10 IN TERM 4:
PREPARING FOR SENIOR STUDIES!

Developed jointly by Dr Prue Salter (ELES) and Rocky Biasi (Human Connections) this 2 hour session run by the dynamic Natalie Borg is perfect for Year 10 anytime during Term 4. Based on Prue and Rocky’s popular resource SECRETS TO SENIOR SCHOOL SUCCESS this session gets Year 10 ready with both the study skills and mindset techniques they will need to be ready for Year 11 next year.

But even better – you don’t have to run it as we do it for you! The space for the session needs to have rows of chairs, but also space for students to break out into groups sitting on the floor. This has been a wildly successful session with comments from teachers: ‘exactly what they needed to hear’ and ‘this is so useful for setting them up for next year’ and ‘who would have thought the boys would be so engaged for 2 hours, I really thought they would need a break’. (Plus you know it is good when Year 10 boys come up after the session to thank you personally.)

Many schools are looking for PRACTICAL AND USEFUL things to do with Year 10 in Term 4 and this session fits the bill perfectly. Plus your Year 10 parents will be super impressed. Bookings are open now for next year (Wednesdays not available sorry) so don’t miss out!
Cost is $2000 + GST. Email natalie@humanconnections.com.au to secure your date!

 

TESTIMONIALS

What Our Schools Say

It was fantastic. Natalie was amazing & I found the kids responded really well to her.

Sarah Battistella
Model Farms High School

Loved the mix of activities. There was presenting and discussion interspersed with great, hands-on activities. Loved the first getting to know you game and Balloon game.

Lauren Northover
Menai High School

Thanks for sending Natalie to do the presentation at our camp. The staff and students took to her very well, and we were very happy with the session. I always find your presentations to be very inspiring. Natalie, you remind me of Rocky in many ways - and that is a great complement! You are both very 'real' and are willing to share of yourselves, and the students appreciate that. Your warmth and love of what you do clearly comes across. The messages are brilliant. I am going to promote the 'just tap' to the rest of the WB team, and the 'excellence, not perfection' could help some of our students to gain perspective in their work. I will discuss the other presentations you offer with my WB team. Thanks again! ***Natalie made a very good connection with the students at a time slot which can be a bit challenging (the first session at camp when they are excited to be away), and came across as very 'real' and warm.

Kate Cole-Harper
North Sydney Girls High School

You were right, 60minutes may be a bit too tight but thats all the time we could afford in our timetables. However Natalie did so well to fit it all in and ensure the kids got the message.

Juliana Dundovic
Bossley Park High School

As usual the program was highly engaging and relevant!!

Santina Rizzo
Wiley Park Girls High School

Thank you for the effort and time you gave to our school. The way Natalie presented was sensational and both her and the content were really well received by our staff. I hope you have had a pleasant start to the year.

Maria Trimmis
Blacktown Girls high School

Love it. Thank you Natalie for presenting in a manner that related to the students. Kept them engaged and focused on the content. I am wondering if a follow up session early year 12 would be appropriate to remind students on stress techniques etc

Sheree Clark
Broughton Anglican

IF YOU ARE WONDERING

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do the sessions go for?

Typically the sessions run for 90 minutes however we can adapt them to fit into your lesson times and we also run half day and full day sessions depending on your needs.

How much do the sessions cost?

The fee for a 90 minute session is $1650 (including GST).

How do I book a session?

Use one of the forms on this page or email info@humanconnections.com.au and let us know if you have a specific date.

Do you also offer teacher and parent sessions?

Yes we do run a range of parent and teacher sessions. The parent sessions are around how to help your student through high school and teacher sessions are around teacher wellbeing and mental health. This is typically delivered in the Accidental Counsellor. Click here for more about that.

What set up do you require for the sessions.

The student sessions are typically to your entire Year Group so we would need a space to hold them. As far as IT we only require a data projector and microphone.

What if we need to cancel a session?

For cancellations 3 weeks before the session cancellation charges do not apply.

If you then cancel up to a week before the session and do not book in an alternative date for later that year a third of the session fee will be applicable.

For sessions cancelled (and not rescheduled for later that year) less than a week prior to the session, half of the session fee is applicable.

 
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