headspace Newcastle offers presentations to schools within the Newcastle, Lakes and Port Stephens areas. Due to the age range of our service, presentations are offered for years 7 to 12.
As we are experiencing high level of demand for school presentations we have created a Schools Booking Form. The form allows us to manage and prioritise school presentations on a number of criteria. If you wish to have headspace Newcastle present at your school please complete the form and send it to headspace Newcastle.
We are currently training a new Community Development Officer in schools presentations and workshops. Please be patient whilst we get up to speed and use the below bookings form if possible
Click here for a copy of the form
Important Points to Consider
Type of presentation
Please note that headspace Newcastle provides community presentations that are of a general nature with a health promotion focus. The presentations have been created to promote positive mental health and well-being and to encourage early help seeking behaviour amongst young people. Our Community Development team is unable to deliver presentations which are a medical intervention or have a therapeutic focus.
Invite Other Schools
We encourage partnering with other schools when creating events such as well-being days. Due to the number of requests which headspace Newcastle receives, events that encourage interschool partnerships and reach a broader audience will be prioritised.
Demand for request
It is important to note that while headspace Newcastle will endeavour to meet all requests in a timely manner, there may be times when this is not possible due to the clinical demand on the service
If you would like some resources and fact sheets regarding youth mental health please follow this link http://www.headspace.org.au/what-works/resources
We also have a range of posters and help cards that are specific to the Newcastle area. Please contact us for further information 49294201
headspace School Support is an initiative funded by the Federal Government, Department of Health and Ageing, that provides localised support to secondary schools affected by a suicide.
The service is flexible and is designed to respond to the individual needs of schools. Support is provided by working with relevant education bodies, local headspace Centres and other service providers.
Call us on 1800 688 248 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note office hours are 9am-5pm AEST Monday to Friday. Calls and emails received outside these hours will be attended to on the next working day.
To learn more visit http://www.headspace.org.au/what-works/school-support