Improving student learning through well-being
25th & 26th May, 2017.
Parramatta RSL, Sydney
This conference presents the opportunity to
learn firsthand from local and international experts on the key
contributors to student well-being along with practical strategies to
importance of well-being to students’ learning and academic outcomes, as
well as their positive social and emotional development is well
documented. Research shows that family and school environments have a significant impact upon the well-being of children and young people. Teacher
well-being is also critically relevant to whole school well-being, with
a reciprocal, symbiotic relationship between teachers and students.
Well-being can change over time and is influenced by the surrounding
environment. There are many ways to enhance well-being.
conference with its exciting panel of presenters is a not to be missed
event for educators, school counsellors, psychologists, allied health
professionals and all those in whose care rests the well-being of every
Please join us for informative, evidence based and practical sessions.
WHAT: Topics include
- Executive functioning: what is it, its importance to education and well-being, and how can we improve it
- Mental health, young people and effective interventions
- LGBTQ youth
- Youth self-harm and suicide
- Long term effects of childhood trauma
- Refugees and trauma
- Health and well-being in adolescents: protective and risk factors
- Cyber bullying
WHO: Join local and internationally acclaimed experts in one event
- Professor Adele Diamond, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Canada
- Professor Patrick McGorry, Executive Director, Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health
- Professor Fiona Brooks, Professor of Public Health, University of Technology Sydney
- Dr Barbara Spears, Faculty of Education, University of South Australia
- Dr Victoria Rawlings, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney
Angela Dixon, Clinical Research Director and Senior Clinical
Psychologist, Department of Psychological Medicine, The Children’s
Hospital at Westmead
- Jennifer Coen, Clinical Mental Health Social Worker and Consultant, Sydney Catholic Schools
- Terry Taylor, Principal - Hopetown SSP, NSW Department of Education
Network with like-minded delegates
- Principals / Teachers / Educators
- Education Services Advisors
- Counsellors / Therapists
- Allied Health Professionals
- Academics and Researchers
International keynote speaker
Professor Adele Diamond, Developmental Cognitive
Neuroscience from Canada will be visiting Sydney for the first time and
is one of the highlight's of this conference. Don't miss this
opportunity to hear internationally acclaimed, Professor Diamond who is at the forefront of research on ‘executive functions’ and on the brain’s prefrontal cortex. Recently voted as one of the 15 most influential neuroscientists, Professor Diamond will present on the different components of executive functioning, their importance for education and well-being, and strategies to improve this in children and adolescents.
In her second keynote, she will present on the biological and
psychological long term effects of childhood trauma on healthy
behaviours and executive functioning.
Early Bird Registrations Closes 31st March 2017
Feedback from Previous Events
to all the presenters. It was a very informative, helpful conference. I
feel I am taking away some very practical strategies and ideas”.
“This is one of the most professional conferences I have attended for a long time. Fantastic integrating health and education”.
has been a very informative and valuable conference. Congratulations to
the organisers and speakers it was a great conference, thank you.”
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