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100 Scone teens trained in Mental Health First Aid

“There are teachers and parents who worry that we have these conversations, but we know that people aged between 16-24 are thinking about suicide more than any other age group and the worst thing you can do is ignore it,” Ahern said.
“The conversations we’ve been having are reassuring teenagers that it’s ok to address sticky issues like mental health and suicide.”

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BounceBack! News

BounceBack! News

Dr Toni Noble and Rose Pennington from Australian Catholic University have been back in the Upper Hunter working with schools on the delivery of the BounceBack programme & here’s an overview of what’s been going on: UH Bounce Back Update

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School’s Back!

School’s Back!

School’s baaaaack! And the Positive Education of students across the Upper Hunter is continuing! You’ll see children thriving and flourishing in these beautiful photos below that were sent in from St Josephs Merriwa, one of the schools participating in ‘BounceBack!’ – a programme being funded by Where there’s a Will in conjunction with the Australian Catholic University.

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Bounceback! Programme

Bounceback! Programme

We have got six primary schools – St Marys Scone, Belltrees Public, Aberdeen Public, Scone Public, St James Muswellbrook and St Josephs Merriwa – participating in the Bounceback! Programme which is being funded by and studied by the Australian Catholic University over...

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Professional Certificate of Education Positive Education

Professional Certificate of Education Positive Education

34 teachers from 18 Upper Hunter schools are in the midst of completing a Professional Certificate of Education (Positive Education) through the University of Melbourne. Senior Lecturer at the new Centre for Positive Psychology - University Melbourne Graduate School...

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Burn Bright Leadership Programme in Scone

Burn Bright Leadership Programme in Scone

150 students from the five Upper Hunter high schools are buzzing in their homes tonight after Where there’s a Will brought the Burn Bright Leadership programme to Scone today. Burn Bright delivers programmes that take young people from surviving to thriving by helping...

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PESA Conference

PESA Conference

In March, WTAW were able to fund a delegation of more than 20 teachers from 13 Upper Hunter schools to attend the annual Positive Education Schools Association (PESA) ‘Building Positive Communities’ Conference hosted by Ravenswood School for Girls. Teachers heard from...

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National Student Leadership Summit

National Student Leadership Summit

In February 2017 Where there's a Will funded 18 students from all five high schools in the Upper Hunter to attend The National Student Leadership Summit held at St Peter's College in Adelaide. Each of these students returned saying it was a life changing experience...

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