Wellbeing


Our values

The values of Cobden Technical School are based on the HEART acronym:


HONESTY:  Integrity and trustworthiness.

EXCELLENCE:  Doing one's best to develop competence and credibility.

ACCOUNTABILITY:  Setting goals and being responsible for one's actions.

RESPECT:  Fairness and equity, understanding, tolerance and inclusion.

TRUST:  Care and compassion.

 

Through these values, we promote a climate of respectful relationships, respecting oneself and taking responsibility for one’s actions. The wellbeing team supports all staff and students to build their wellness and resilience through a wide range of supports so that they can acheive their bste at school and in their communities.

 

Annual Wellbeing Activities

Throughout the school year students at Cobden Technical School are actively involved in various initiatives promoting the importance of wellbeing.

  • Bullying No Way Day includes various activities to raise awareness about respectful relationships and by-stander intervention of bullying. 
  • R U OK? Day focuses on the understanding and importance of maintaining our mental health and seeking help if needed.
  • eSafety and Safer Internet Day – on this day students from Years 7-10 have presentations from Legal Aid Victoria and Victoria Police Liaison Team program which outline online safety, laws and respectful behaviour.
  • Shool Wide Wellbeing Day - a day that incorporates a rang of visiting speakers and activities to support students Mental Health and Wellbeing 
  • Recognition of ATSI Communities - Reconciliation Week, Mabo Day and NAIDOC Week 
  • LGBTIQA+ - includes various activities to encourage inclusive behaviours and support of the LGBTIQA+ community, days include Wear it Purple Day, IDAHOBIT Day 
  • Teen Mental Health First Aid – a course for Year 7 and 10 students for teenagers to develop the skills they need to recognise and help their friends with mental health challenges, and how to get the help of an adult.
  • 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence - Each year from from the 25th November to 10th December 16 days of activism campaign calls for action against violence against women.

 

Links for parents

ReachOut is the most accessed online mental health service for young people and their parents in Australia. 

https://parents.au.reachout.com/skills-to-build/wellbeing/things-to-try-wellbeing 

 

Headspace support young people with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drug services, as well as work and study support.

 

https://headspace.org.au/explore-topics/supporting-a-young-person/how-to-start-the-conversation-about-mental-health/ 

 

Beyond blue provide information and support for anxiety, depression and suicide prevention for everyone in Australia.

 

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/personal-best/pillar/wellbeing 

 

 

Support for students with exam stress

Tips and strategies for being prepared and satying calm: https://kidshelpline.com.au/teens/issues/exam-stress 

 

How the brain works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RZ86OB9hw4 

 

Friendship and exam stress: https://au.reachout.com/articles/friendship-and-exam-stress 

 

Reduce stress and prepare https://headspace.org.au/explore-topics/for-young-people/prepare-for-exams/

 

9 Tips on exam stress from psychologist Dr. Michael Carr-Greg https://www.jacaranda.com.au/blog/tips-and-ideas/nine-ways-to-manage-year-12-stress-with-dr-michael-carr-gregg/ 

 

October - National Mental Health Month

Below are links to strategies to improve your mental health, first we start with Mindfulness, what is it actually? Is it colouring and and meditation, do you you have to sit in a yoga pose with your eyes closed for hours? Follow the link to find out how mindfulness is a really simple attitude you can have to every day that will lower your stress and help you find your calm.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTsUEOUaWpY 

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