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Empowering parents through headspace workshop

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Henley High School recently hosted an important workshop in collaboration with headspace, aimed at enhancing mental health literacy among students and caregivers. The event, held on 20 February 2024, saw approximately 100 parents and caregivers in attendance.

The workshop covered topics surrounding the theme: Notice, Ask, Connect. It delved into strategies for supporting young people, understanding youth mental health, and accessing professional support. Participants engaged actively, gaining valuable insights and practical tools to better support the well-being of students. The inclusive approach of inviting all parents and caregivers, regardless of their child’s year level, fostered a sense of community and collective responsibility towards student well-being.

Feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive, with many expressing gratitude for the opportunity to deepen their understanding of mental health issues and learn effective support strategies.

Our work with headspace continues over the school year, with the national youth mental health foundation delivering workshops to our Year 9 and Year 11 students with the aim of developing mental health literacy, reducing stigma and building the capacity of young people. This will help them understand their own wellbeing needs, support their peers and explore pathways for help-seeking.

Information pack

For continued support and reference material from the session, headspace have provided a digital information pack. This is available to all families via the link below:

Connect with a Wellbeing Leader

Not feeling yourself? Problems with school? Concerned about a friend? Just need to check-in?

Book to meet with a Wellbeing Leader via the link below.