Open Parachute - Emotional Well-being Teacher Training

Open Parachute - Emotional Well-being Teacher Training

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October 9, 2019
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM



Venue & Cost

Mercer House
82 Jolimont St

$350.00   (inc GST)
Cost includes program materials, morning tea, and lunch.



As parking in the area is mainly 1 and 2 hour, we recommend that participants use public transport. CSE is a 5 minute walk from trams and trains.




Open Parachute training provides strategies for relating to stress and burnout, resulting in a fulfilling, long-lasting career. At the same time teachers and Pastoral Care leaders are provided with practical tools for managing the emotional and social well-being of students, which creates more meaningful connections, and results in students who are more engaged in their learning and their lives. 


This workshop is suitable for:

  • School Counsellors

  • Pastoral Care leaders

  • Heads of House

  • Teachers

Participants will be equipped with:

  • Self-care strategies that increase job satisfaction & wellbeing, and prevent burnout & stress

  • Skills for noticing mental health issues in students

  • An understanding of when and how to refer students for psychological intervention

  • Tools for encouraging respect and engagement amongst all students in the classroom

They will walk away with practical strategies for managing: 

  • Disengaged/disruptive students

  • Students being too hard on themselves

  • Cruel/unkind interactions between students

  • Students who avoid assignments/tests

  • Students with diagnosed mental health concerns

  • Bullying at the student, parent, and staff levels

  • Reactions/pressure from parents


Dr Hayley Watson is a clinical psychologist with a PhD in bullying interventions. She has been creating and delivering intervention programs for youth and practitioners in Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia for the past 15 years. She has recently founded a video-based middle and high school social and emotional well-being curriculum program that has been approved by Australian Government and can be found on the Be You (Beyond Blue) National Programs Directory. The program is being run in schools across Australia, Canada, and the US.


Hayley runs teacher trainings all over the world to empower educators with practical tools for self-care and for managing student mental health and behaviour concerns in the classroom.


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