Understanding our teenagers: the challenges they face and the support they need
A Parent Information Session
Speaker: Andrew Stock, Clinical Psychologist, Southside Family Health Centre
Date: Thursday 6 October
Place: Lower Drama Studio, Island School
What you should know
· Around 20% of children and adolescents (worldwide) have mental health problems.
· Misunderstanding and stigma about mental health is a barrier to young people accessing support. This can seriously affect their ability to function socially and at school.
· Early recognition and intervention can make a huge difference in helping young people to move forward positively with their lives.
Why you should attend
At school, we believe in taking a proactive approach to positive wellbeing. We raise awareness, reach out and support, and try to give our students strategies to help them to be resilient in the face of personal challenge.
Andrew is running sessions with all students in Years 10-13 and with all teachers. We believe that, to complete the circle of support, all parents should access the same information. Now, or in the future, this may well help you to help your child.
Please join us on Thursday 6 October.
To confirm attendance, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Hodson (Vice Principal)
Shirralee Sisson (School Counsellor)