About The Forum

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The 2nd ANZ Student And Teachers Mental Health Well Being & Suicide Prevention Forum will create the strategic platform to address the burning issues related to mental health and well-being among students and educators.

At least one in four of Australia’s 1.4 million university students aged between 15 and 24 years experience mental ill-health in any given year. A lack of sleep, poor diet, drug and alcohol use, financial stress, work/study balance, living away from family and performance pressures are among the risk factors which result in, or exacerbate, mental ill-health and psychological distress among students.

Themed Suicide Prevention, this forum is recognized as a prestigious gathering of more than 100+ Mental Health and Wellbeing experts, policymakers, councilors, educators to convene and discuss best practices, approaches and proven solutions to achieve effective well-being programmes for students and educators.

Meet experts, policymakers, councilors, educators at one singular platform and take away key valuables to improve and enhance the mental health and well-being of students and educators.  This forum is an excellent networking opportunity not to be missed!

Mark 14 – 16 October 2020 in your calendar and book your seat now! We look forward to welcoming you this October!

Key Themes

  • Building Mental Resiliency In Schools To Prevent Student Depression, Mental Illness And Suicidal Thinking
  • Addressing Australia’s Student Mental Health And Suicide Crisis And Why It is At A Tipping Point
  • Keeping Principals And Teachers From Burning Out
  • From Animals To Music: Using New Techniques To Improve Student Resilience, Wellbeing And Mental Health
  • How St. Joseph Catholic College Uses Happiness Apps To Fight For Better Student Mental Health
  • Tackling LGBTIQA+, Religious And Transgender Discrimination In Schools And Colleges
  • Identifying Warning Signs Of Hidden Student Depression, Mental Illness, Anxiety And Suicidal Thinking
  • Using AR/VR Technology To Boost Students’ Mental Health
  • Helping Students To Deal With Trauma From Cyber Bullying, Harassment And Internet Trolling
  • What Schools Can Learn From Professional Sports To Create Optimal, Psychologically Safe Environments For Students
  • Tracking And Managing A Student’s Mental Health Throughout Their Entire Education Journey At Scots College Sydney
  • How Teachers Can Prevent Self-Harm And Substance Abuse With Evidence-Based Strategies
  • Improving The Mental Health Of Students With Learning Disabilities
  • Discover How Social Media Can Lead To A Student’s Underdeveloped Interpersonal Skills

The Forum At A Glance

Pre-Forum Workshops: Wednesday, 14 October 2020

  • From Animals to Music: Using New Techniques To Improve Student Resilience, Wellbeing And Mental Health (Facilitator – GRANT SHANNON, Director, Dogs Connect)
  • Implementing a Successful Mental Wellbeing Strategy For Principals And Teachers

Main Forum Day 2: Thursday, 15 October 2020

  • Australia’s Student Mental Health And Suicide Crisis And Why It Is At A Tipping Point
  • Social Media’s Effect On Perfectionism, Depression And Under-developed Interpersonal Skills
  • An Overview Of The E-mental Health Initiatives Developed And Implemented By The Black Dog Institute
  • Build Mental Resiliency In Schools To Prevent Student Depression, Mental Illness And Suicidal Thinking
  • Identifying Warning Signs Of Hidden Student Depression, Mental Illness, Anxiety And Suicidal Thinking
  • Building A Focused Program For Suicidal Prevention Among Indigenous Students

Main Forum Day 3: Friday, 16 October 2020

  • Tackling Further Discrimination And Rising Trends
  • Understanding And Tackling Social Isolation, Depression And Suicides In International Students
  • Keeping Teachers From Burning Out And Improving Well-being Of Principals In Schools
  • Improving Mental Health For Students With Learning Disabilities
  • Improving Mental Health For Students With Substance Abuse

6 Key Takeaways From This Forum

  • Gain Actionable Insights From Case Studies Of Schools That Have Rolled Out Effective Student Mental Health Strategies
  • Explore Ways To Design Impactful Mental Health And Wellbeing Programmes That Account For The Many Facets Of Stress, Bullying, Depression And More
  • Get Up To Speed On The Latest Technological Innovations That Are Finding A Niche In Helping To Improve Mental Health In Schools
  • Learn To Identify Early Warning Signs Of Mental Illness, Suicidal Tendencies And Substance Abuse Among Students
  • Discover The Various Strategies And Methodologies In Use To Help Teachers Cope With Stress And Prevent Burnout
  • Enjoy Unrivalled Networking Opportunities To Share Best Practices, Form Profitable Partnerships, And Meet New Customers And Peers In The Field Of Mental Health In Education