6 Jan 2017

Understanding our teenagers: the challenges they face and the support they need – session 2

From High to Low (part 2)

Understanding our teenagers: the challenges they face and the support they need – session 2

A Parent Information Session

Speaker: Andrew Stock, Clinical Psychologist, Southside Family Health Centre

Date: Monday 16th January

Time: 6.00-7.30pm

Place: Hall, 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.

Last term, Andrew ran mental health awareness sessions for students in year 10 upwards, teachers and parents.

This parent session will cover what warning signs to look out for, strategies to use within the family, the importance of clear communication and accessing appropriate services.

.Please join us on Monday 16th January

To confirm attendance, email rsvp@online.island.edu.hk

Jenny Hodson (Vice Principal)

Shirralee Sisson (School Counsellor)       

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