iServi News | 13 September 2019 | Term 3, Week 8
One in five (20%) Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year. From this figure, 54% of these people do not access any treatment. Mental Health Week is about promoting the importance of caring for yourself and others.
The week was packed with activities for staff and students with RUOK Day? landing on Thursday. Activities were offered at lunch times including Giant Jenga, Hoola Hooping, Skipping, Juggling and Totem Tennis. The week finished with a picnic for the students on Friday encouraging students to sit outside with their peers and share a meal.
We were exceptionally lucky to have the weather on our side offering sunshine every day.
We encourage all students, staff and the wider community to continue the positive conversation around Mental Health and encourage those needing support to seek it out.
Ms Alice Potter
Teacher – Health and Physical Education
Zero2Hero Youth Mental Health Forum
On Thursday September 5, the Year 11 Leaders attended the zero2hero “In Your Head” Youth Mental Health Forum at the Perth Concert Hall. The day was filled with inspirational keynote speakers and two breakout sessions that provided us with information regarding the improvement of mental health at our school and building resilience. We left feeling enthusiastic and inspired by both the keynote speakers and students present at the forum. We look forward to implementing the ideas and strategies we learnt to help improve our school. – Alexia Nikolovski (SE6) and Elina Rusagara (OLS6)