Positive Schools

Master Class (Day 2)

Main Stage (Day 1)


11.00 – 11.30

Jeff Kennett (QLD)

Beyondblue founding chairman, former premier of Victoria


Dr Brian Graetz (WA/VIC)

General Manager - research, child and youth






beyondblue Positive Schools menatl health and wellbeing confrerenceAbout beyondblue

beyondblue exists to provide a national focus and community leadership to increase the capacity of the broader Australian community to prevent depression and respond effectively.

They aim to build a society that understands and responds to the personal and social impact of depression, works actively to prevent it, and improves the quality of life for everyone affected.



beyondblue offers secondary schools and tertiary settings, a range of information and curriculum resources to support student mental health and wellbeing.

Resources/Materials available include:

senseability positive schools conferenceAbout SenseAbility

SenseAbility is a strengths based resilience program designed for those working with young Australians aged 12-18. It consists of a suite of modules developed to enhance and maintain emotional and psychological resilience in young secondary school aged Australians. It was created with classroom delivery in mind; however, the modules have strong potential to benefit young people in other structured environments such as TAFE and Youth Organisations.

The program is based on cognitive-behavioural principles; the evidence based approach which says that our thoughts play a critical role in influencing feelings and consequent behaviour.

Young people who possess sound social and emotional skills are generally better able to cope with the stressors of daily life. They also tend to have better relationships with parents, teachers and peers, and perform better academically. Very importantly, having these skills makes it less likely that a young person will experience significant mental health problems in the future.


SenseAbility E-learning is Here!


We are pleased to announce the release of the SenseAbility E-Learning Professional Learning Program. This program covers approximately three hours of professional learning and you will receive a certificate upon completion of the six topics.


The SenseAbility team at beyondblue have been delivering workshops to teachers nationally for two years and have gained an insight into the delivery and implementation of the program.


In response to the need for teachers and others who work with young people to be further supported in the delivery of SenseAbility, particularly the Essential Skills module, this E-Learning program has been developed.


The six topics covered are:


It is suggested the on-line professional learning is accessed individually and in teams.


For more information on the SenseAbility E-learning please visit www.beyondblue.org.au/senseability or contact Education Projects Manager Brendan Hallinan on 03 9810 6124 or email brendan.hallinan@beyondblue.org.au









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