Mental Health and Trauma Responder Workshop for Primary School Leaders and Staff

What does the workshop cover?

During these tailored workshops led by Linda White – experienced trainer and postgraduate in Psychology and Counselling – you will learn how to:

  • Understand mental health including stress, anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation.
  • Promote mental health to students in an age-appropriate way.
  • Respond to students individual and in-class mental health problems.
  • Support students through family crises.
  • Make referrals to the appropriate services.


Students’ mental health is important.

Leaders and teachers are noticing a significant increase in issues relating to student mental health and are facing situations where they are needing to assist and support these students.

It can be difficult to navigate a student’s mental health illness, which can often be undiagnosed yet severe enough to impact a student’s daily functioning, and even result in self-harm or suicidal ideation.

Students may also be impacted by caregivers or family members suffering from mental health illnesses, such as anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation and/or substance use.

These workshops will address the tools and approaches teachers and leaders can utilise when assisting a student with their mental health or dealing with parent or caregivers mental health.

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