2nd ANZ Student And Teachers Mental Health Wellbeing & Suicide Prevention Forum 2021
10 – 12 May 2021 | Virtual Forum
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Note: In View Of The COVID-19 Situation, This Conference Will Be Hosted Live Virtually On Zoom And Delegates Will Receive A Copy Of The Conference Recordings At The End Of The Proceedings. Dear Kim, Do You Know That Over 1 In 3 Australian Youths Suffered Cyberbullying And 90% Of These Can Become Cyberbullies Themselves? Cyberbullying is a growing concern for Australian youth. 59% of Australian students have experienced bullying, with 20% experiencing it weekly. Cyberbullying, in particular, has risen 32% in the last decade and is the highest cause of death for Australian youth between 5-17 years old, with possibly 10 suicide deaths per week in Australia being attributed to cyberbullying.
Many programs are being launched to combat this complex, pervasive problem. One approach being trialled in Victorian schools is the Peaceful Schools Program run by CASSE (Creating A Safe Supportive Environment) that addresses bullying in every form, including cyberbullying. In contrast to many one-size-fits-all ‘anti-bullying’ programs, this program was tailored to each school and addressed the source of the problem – underlying causes of problem behaviours rather than its symptoms. Based on psychoanalytic principles and understanding of how the mind functions and how individuals relate to each other, CASSE’s model acknowledged that each person has the capacity to adopt the role of the bully, the bystander or the victim at different stages.
The Peaceful Schools Program proved highly effective, with all 12 states, Catholic and independent schools in Victoria that underwent its three-year pilot reporting a significant reduction in bullying and mean behaviour along with an increase in inclusion.
I would like to invite you to the 2nd Student And Teachers Mental Health Wellbeing & Suicide Prevention Forum 2021, held virtually on 10 – 12 May 2021 (via Zoom). In this by invitation only forum, we will feature an open discussion forum for you to discover success stories and case studies sharing tried-and-true methods to achieve Mental Health & Wellbeing excellence. We aim to bring together Mental Health and Wellbeing experts in the education industry to convene and discuss methodological approaches, practices and experiences deriving from case studies from thought leaders.
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