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WELLBEING WARRIORS

Mindset training with a heart-centered approach

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“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

WELLBEING WARRIORS

Mindset training with a heart-centered approach

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“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

What is the Wellbeing Warriors program?

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Program Info

A 6-week evidence-based program of 50 min sessions specifically designed for secondary school students to help reduce anxiety and to better understand and navigate stressors through the teenage years.

The foundation of this program is based in

  • Positive Psychology
  • Mindfulness
  • Yoga
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Group size:
Max. 10 students of 1 or multiple year levels

Program Outcomes

  • Building mental and emotional capacity

 

  • Understand the connection between their mind and their body

 

  • Understand the benefits of a mindfulness and gratitude practice

 

  • Learn and incorporate strategies to better navigate feelings of anxiety

 

  • Turn unhelpful thoughts into helpful thoughts

 

  • Observe a positive change to their thoughts, emotions and behaviours

 

  • Develop a self-care routine around mental wellbeing

Differentiated Mental Health Support

  • A targeted approach to student wellbeing needs
  • supporting the wellbeing team with their 1-1 student approach

Program Outcomes

  • Building mental and emotional capacity
  • Understand the connection between their mind and their body
  • Understand the benefits of a mindfulness and gratitude practice
  • Learn and incorporate strategies to better navigate feelings of anxiety
  • Turn unhelpful thoughts into helpful thoughts
  • Observe a positive change to their thoughts, emotions and behaviours
  • Develop a self-care routine around mental wellbeing

Differentiated Mental Health Support

  • A targeted approach to student wellbeing needs
  • supporting the wellbeing team with their 1-1 student approach

Who would benefit?

  • Students with low to medium levels of anxiety
  • Students who are already known to the wellbeing team
  • Students who would like to participate.

Where does this fit in?

Supporting the wellbeing team with little impact on curriculum requirements at school

Program Overview

Week 1

The Mind-Body Connection

Week 2

Gratitude

Week 3

Letting Go

Week 4

Grounding

Week 5

Self-Acceptance

Week 6

Harnessing Inner Strength

What our students said…

When asked,“Would you recommend this program?” 100% of students said they would recommend the program to other students

Yes, helps to learn strategies for anxiety and stress.

Just helps you connect better with yourself.

Yes, it helps to relax you

and it’s nice to be in a calm space for a bit.

I would definently recommend this program to other students, it helps with anxiety management and even if you dont remember the stratergies i think that the small amount of time i spend going to this program every week is very calming and beneficial

“What have you learnt?” 100% of students completing the program reported improvement in being able to manage their anxiety.

Learning strategies and having a relaxing safe place.

I learnt some new coping techniques.

It’s given me another way to look at my anxiety.

I now know how to control my breathing in different ways

for different situations.

PROFESSIONAL TESTIMONIALS

BSC have run the Wellbeing Warriors program during Term 2 and 3 and we have had wonderful feedback from students.  Students have not only learnt important strategies to assist them with their own anxiety but they have also been able to bring those skills into the wider school community through sharing with other students, friends, family and even teachers!  We feel this is the start of a process to embed such practices in the school.

Wendy has been a wonderful facilitator.  Her experience as a teacher, her knowledge of working with young people and being a qualified yoga teacher have ensured students feel welcome, involved and safe which have allowed students to be comfortable in sharing their experiences of anxiety. 

I certainly recommend this program highly for any school wanting more support around students anxiety and wellbeing. 

Ross Mortimer​

BSC WELLBEING TEAM

Wendy is a highly skilled and well-rounded facilitator who uses her knowledge and compassion to create a safe environment for students. Wendy has taken theory and put it into practice in an engaging way that appeals to a range of students. We’re really grateful for Wendy having delivered Wellbeing Warriors to our students.

Jacinta Vengtasamy

Wellbeing Counsellor - Brunswick Secondary College

From a school wellbeing perspective and with a background in health and preventative medicine it’s obvious to me that Wellbeing Warriors is the result of many years of observation and consideration. The teenage experience is kept firmly central and is well balanced with expectation and ability. This is a program aimed keenly at those students dealing with anxiety that offers the opportunity for easy up-take physical practices and attitude alternatives complimentary to their needs.

Jeremy Fiske

School Nurse - Brunswick Secondary College