Working collaboratively with schools is a priority for the team at headspace Hawthorn. We would like to compliment the great work already being achieved in schools and work with you to continue to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people.
How can we work together to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people?
We support schools in promoting mental health with young people and their families in a number of ways. Some these are listed below and are featured in the drop down on the request form:
Service Presentation: we are offering student wellbeing teams a 30 minute service presentation and accompanying resource to enable those supporting young people to make appropriate referrals to our service.
Youth Presentation: through the delivery of an interactive 30 - 45 minute presentation we aim to promote mental wellness, enhance awareness of mental health problems and build young people's capacity to seek help early.
SAFEMinds: we are offering implementation support to those schools that completed the SAFEMinds In-practice training at the end of 2014. So if you are looking at delivering a SAFEMinds training session to teaching staff at your school we would be happy to assist you.
How to make a request
If your school would like to engage with headspace Hawthorn we ask that you complete our request form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is SAFEMinds?
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) has partnered with headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation to develop SAFEMinds: Schools and Families Enhancing Minds, a comprehensive learning and resource package that will enhance the capacity of school communities to effectively identify children and young people with early signs of mental health issues, offer school-based interventions and refer appropriately when needed.
All of the SAFEMinds resources can be accessed through the DEECD website
On the right hand site of the screen you can create an account (with your edumail/isv/ceo email address), this will give you access to the full range of SAFEMinds resources.
Alternatively if you are from an independent or catholic schools you can use the guest access password SAFEMinds-Guest.
headspace Hawthorn has put together a number of resources specifically for local schools
headspace Hawthorn School Holidays - School Newsletter Article
headspace Hawthorn Website Content
headspace Hawthorn Referral Resource