Working collaboratively with schools is a priority for the team at headspace Toowoomba. 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 well-being 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: headspace Toowoomba offers service presentations and accompanying resources to enable those supporting young people to make appropriate referrals to our service.
Youth Presentation: through the delivery of interactive presentations headspace Toowoomba aim to promote the services we offer through the centre, mental wellness, enhance awareness of mental health problems and build young people's capacity to seek help early.
'hype 4 headspace' Green Dress Day: allocate one of your free dress days to promote mental health with your whole school community. We will provide work instructions and promotional material to make it easy and seamless. With gold coin donations going to the Youth Engagement Sub-Committee at headspace Toowoomba to support the work we do in the local community.
Event pop up: if you are holding an event, headspace Toowoomba are happy to attend and support your event with an information pop up and activity.
How to make a request:
If your school would like to engage with headspace Toowoomba please contact our Community Engagement & Youth Officer Alaina at firstname.lastname@example.org
headspace fact Sheets: headspace have a number of fact sheets available on the website in printable PDF format. These files are able to be downloaded and printed at your convenience.
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.
The course page is divided into four tabs. Please click on the SAFEMinds Online tab to access the interactive videos and other SAFEMinds Online materials.