BurnBright you never disappoint!!! Today the leadership programme had 150 Year 10 students from our five Upper Hunter high schools totally captivated, totally in to it and totally buzzing with wellbeing.
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It’s one thing to raise money to improve mental health, it’s another to roll up your sleeves and take action to help improve mental health. In the Upper Hunter we’re blessed to have both!
Last night Barley Ward-Thomas, a 52-year-old father of three and Stud Manager of Godolphin, was in Sydney for business and thought he’d make the most of the opportunity offered by WTAW to attend an information evening with Professor Martin Seligman who is widely regarded as the godfather of Positive Psychology.
A sight to behold…. 200 teachers continuing their training in Visible Wellbeing this morning. There’s another 200 teachers waiting in the wings to continue their training at a later date.
WTAW founder Pauline Carrigan was invited to speak at the International Positive Psychology Association’s conference in Melbourne last night. She was joined by Samantha Fragar from Muswellbrook High School and Shelby Lewis from Aberdeen Public School who WTAW is sponsoring to complete their Masters in Positive Psychology.
So here we are, chipping away again! This time conducting Teen Mental Health First Aid training for every Year 8 student at Scone High School and Scone Grammar School. Just over 105 kids learning how to identify the signs and symptoms of mental illness, how to help those in need and how to maintain good wellbeing in their own lives.
The town of Emerald has an unfortunate reputation as the ‘suicide capital’ of Queensland and understandably they are desperate to lose that title. Last night WTAW founder Pauline Carrigan addressed a group of health professionals, teachers, community influencers and parents to share the story of what is happening here in the Upper Hunter.
“If you require change, engage those who have the power to do so.” Not quite sure who said this, but that’s exactly what we’re aiming for at WTAW!
We hope everyone at St Albert’s College at the University of New England is getting a good nights sleep tonight. Big day tomorrow!! For those who don’t know, Albies have nominated WTAW as their charity of choice for 2019.