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NSW SAFEMinds: In Practice Webinar- Workshop 1 (of 2)

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

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

About this Event

Due to COVID-19, SAFEMinds: In Practice has been adapted to a webinar format. SAFEMinds: In Practice is traditionally delivered face-to-face over one full day.

This webinar format provides more flexibility and opportunity for staff within schools to attend SAFEMinds: In Practice. SAFEMinds: In Practice Webinars consist of 2x online workshops. Attendance at both of these workshops is a requirement. Please ensure you register for both workshops on consecutive days (if possible). Attendance at Workshop 1 is a prerequisite for attendance at Workshop 2:

Workshop 1: SAFEMinds

- SAFEMinds overview

- Responding to self-harm

- NIP it in the bud! Early intervention approach and toolkit

Workshop 2: SAFEMinds

- NIP it in the bud! Translation into practice

- School Implementation and SAFEMinds at home

SAFEMinds: In Practice Webinars equip school staff to become 'Champions' in the use of the NIP it in the bud! early intervention approach and SAFEMinds Toolkit resources including; 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 restricted to staff within the NSW Department of Education. SAFEMinds 'Champions' are drawn from school nominated staff with a responsibility for 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

On the day:

For participants to fully engage in this training a working microphone and camera are essential.

Please log on 10 minutes prior to the workshop, training will commence at advertised start time.

Due to the sensitive nature of this training, participants need to ensure that the space is private and conversations will not be overheard as discussions about self harm and suicide may occur.

Feel free to bring in coffee, tea and/or snacks to the workshop.

Prior to the day:

We will send you a training reminder, information on how to access the webinar (no download will be required) and resources for the workshop closer to the date.

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, headspace Schools

0407 576 242

We look forward to seeing you there.


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