Improving student learning through well-being

 

Conference proceedings: click here (PDF 2 MB)

 

25th May 2017

 

Keynote Address: Evidence-based strategies for improving executive functions and the relation of that to academic, health and well-being outcomes

Professor Adele Diamond, Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver

 

Improving the mental wealth of adolescents and young people

Professor Ian Hickie &  Dr Laura Ospina Pinillos

 

School safety, self-harm and the duty of care

Jennifer Coen, Clinical Mental Health Social Worker and Consultant, Sydney Catholic Schools

 

Positive behaviour for learning and student  well-being

Jill Schofield, Coordinator, Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL), NSW Department of Education.

 

Identifying and managing anxiety in young people

Dr Heidi Lyneham, Clinic Director, Centre for Emotional Health Clinic, Macquarie University

 

We’ve ‘done’ bullying:  What does that mean for positive school climate?

Associate Professor Barbara Spears, Faculty of Education, University of South Australia

 

Positive education:  The what, why and how?

Dr Suzy Green, Clinical and Coaching Psychologist (MAPS) and Founder of The Positivity Institute 

 

26th May 2017

 

Keynote Address: Mental ill health in schools: Opportunities for the future.

Professor Patrick McGorry, Executive Director of Orygen, Professor of Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne, Director of the Board of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation (headspace) and Australian of the Year 2010.

 

Working with traumatised children in the classroom

Dr Angela Dixon, Clinical Research Director and Senior Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychological Medicine, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead 

 

Eroding difference: Gender-based regulation, aggression and ‘bullying’ in schools                

Dr Victoria Rawlings, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney 

 

Don’t just do something…sit there! Mindful approaches to student and staff well-being

Terry Taylor, Principal - Hopetown SSP, NSW Department of Education

 

The link between pupil health and well-being and attainment: Core business for education

Professor Fiona Brooks, Professor of Public Health, University of Technology Sydney

 

Keynote Address: Effects of early life trauma and what we know about the brain and child development to help promote resilience

Professor Adele Diamond, Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver