Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education with Laura Allison
ACHPER WA’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Workshop was held on the afternoon of Thursday 4 April at Hale School. 28 HPE professionals took the opportunity to take part in this informative and engaging workshop.
The workshop was presented by Laura Allison, a registered psychologist currently employed with Catholic Education WA. Laura has worked across the Government, Catholic and Independent sectors and has been the Director of Wellbeing in two schools most recently at PLC Perth where she implemented a whole school approach to wellbeing and led the project for the Lighthouse Wellbeing Centre. Laura’s expertise relates to mental illness prevention and wellbeing promotion in education and was honoured to be the recipient of the 2015 WA School Psychologist of the Year Award. She is the chair of the PESA WA Chapter Committee, sits on a number of steering and advisory committees for mental health and suicide prevention and is a facilitator for Visible Wellbeing.
Laura provided participants with the latest research on how to approach wellbeing in education and the associated benefits, and shared evidence based practices to cultivate the wellbeing of students particularly focusing on curriculum, pedagogy and practice.
“whether you are a teacher, a parent, or just for yourself…there was so much to take home from this workshop”
ACHPER WA would like to thank Laura for presenting the workshop, and Hale School for providing the venue.