“Overall I found the day super informative to the point where I believe this course should be compulsory for the senior grades as it truly is a beneficial program.”
(Year 12 Student, Student Program 2016)
The Generation Next Student Wellbeing and Leadership Program equips student leaders in Years 11 and 12 with the skills and understanding to help maintain good mental health. It also empowers them to become leaders and advocates for mental wellbeing within their peer groups, families, schools and the wider community. By increasing mental health literacy, providing peer support skills and strategies to look after their wellbeing, as well as raising awareness of supports available, the Program goes a long way towards contributing to preventing mental illness in young people and enabling them to better support others who are experiencing mental ill-health.
The Program addresses a range of topics based on student feedback and changes from year to year. The timing is carefully chosen in consultation with schools and educational bodies so that Year 12 students can also participate.
“The agenda hit the nail on the head, deals with the issues that are relevant and our school is focusing on. It is very important for students. We want to send more students next year.”
(Deputy Head Senior School, Student Program 2016)