Health & wellbeing for students, teachers, principals - Education Matters
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At breaking point?

With one in three school leaders generating a red flag when it comes to their mental health, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, Philip Riley, from the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at Australian Catholic University, discusses how principals can identify if they fall into the high-risk category.

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Active modalities to support mental health

Combining cognitive behavioural therapy with therapeutic physical activities and exercises, the MAT Life Skills Program aims to engage students and create a space where they can learn about self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness and respectful relationships.

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Managing students’ mental health

As Year 12 students around the nation begin preparations for their final school exams, stress levels can be high, but as relationship service provider Interrelate explains, there are a variety of techniques teachers can use to help assist with the mental health of their students.

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Curriculum-based active education program

Mega Adventure Aerial Park in South Australia has launched an outdoor educational program that aims to highlight the mental and physical benefits of being outside to students.

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Helping principals flourish

The Flourish Project is a collaboration between Dr Adam Fraser Consulting, Deakin University Business School and The Shoalhaven Primary Principal’s Council, designed to improve the performance and wellbeing of school principals. Dr Fraser tells Education Matters of the project’s genesis, achievements and why he thinks it can help principals thrive professionally, physically and mentally.

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