Schools & Wellbeing

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Our children are our future and therefore bringing awareness and understanding of the mental health conditions they experience is paramount to their ability to thrive. In Australia 1 in 7 young people (aged 4-17) experience a mental health condition and the number of deaths by suicide in young Australians is the highest it has been in 10 years.

At Insight we believe the children and youth of our community deserve to reach their full potential. In light of this, we have developed our schools and wellbeing packages in order to provide students, teachers and parents awareness of mental health conditions and practical strategies that allow children to thrive and parents and teachers skills to manage the needs of their students and children.

Insight understands that young people spend much of their lives in the school community and therefore providing workshops in the school environment that are tailored to suit the needs of young people, their schools and their families is our solution to helping young people live the life they deserve.

For Students

  • Insight into Anxiety
  • Insight into Depression for Teens
  • Insight into Your “Self” and Relationships with Others for Children
  • Insight into Understanding Feelings and Behaviour for Children
  • Insight into Maintaining Resilience and Mental Toughness for Teens

These workshops can be delivered as a 1 hour or 1.5 hour session relevant to Primary and Secondary Students. The workshops are designed to educate children and adolescents in navigating their way through their thoughts and feelings in an ever changing world. The workshops provide psychoeducation, skills building activities and strategies focusing on how to better cope or be prepared for situations, thoughts and  feelings that can get in the way of their ability to thrive. With a focus on positive psychology, the students walk away with a toolbox of skills they can utilise in their everyday life.

Enquire more about our workshops and how we can also customise workshops to suit the school’s and students’ needs.

For Teachers

  • Insight into Resilience
  • Insight into Managing Challenging Behaviours
  • Insight into Mental Health and Managing Mental Health Issues

These Teacher Professional Development workshops can be delivered as 2 hour, 3 hour or 4 hour sessions. The workshops are designed so that every teacher leaves with the knowledge and confidence to apply practical strategies to the difficulties that they may face in their classroom as well as the tools to achieve success. Some workshops are also designed to  assist teachers in developing their own resilience and understanding their own mental health and the mental health of their colleagues and students.

These insight workshops contain everything teachers need to understand the needs of their students, their own needs and the needs of the classroom to facilitate change and create positive outcomes in their working environment.

Enquire more about our workshops and how we can also customise workshops to suit the teachers’ needs.

For Parents

  • Insight into Bullying
  • Insight into Mental Health and Management of Mental Health Issues
  • Insight into Connecting and Engaging with your Child/Adolescent

These workshops can be delivered as 1 hour or 2 hour sessions focusing on the challenges that present young people in the current climate and the challenges that parents face in addressing these issues with their child/adolescent. The workshops are aimed to provide psychoeducation and evidence based strategies that will allow parents to feel empowered and skilled in managing the ongoing issues that their children/adolescents face.

Enquire more about our workshops and how we can also customise workshops to suit the school’s and parents’ needs.

Parent/Teacher Packages

  • Insight into Managing Challenging Behaviours and Connecting with your Child/Adolescent
  • Insight into Mental Health and Managing Mental Health Issues
  • Insight into Bullying

These workshops will be delivered as a 3 hour Teacher Professional Development Workshop and a 1 hour Parenting Workshop. The package aims to equip both teachers’ and parents’ with the necessary skills and strategies that they can utilise when dealing with the ongoing issues children/adolescents face in this ever changing and more challenging climate. Both teachers’ and parents’ workshops are interactive and skills based to ensure that learning is practical and applicable.

Enquire more about our workshops and how we can also customise workshops to suit the school community’s needs.

Educational assessments measure a child’s cognitive and academic strengths and weaknesses.  A child or adolescence memory and attention can also be assessed.  Children are often referred for these assessments when they are having difficulties at school or alternatively are doing well academically but are exhibiting behavioural issues due to boredom.

The aim of the assessment is to use a wide variety of information from a number of sources to consider different possibilities for the difficulties being experienced.  Understanding a child’s strength (more developed skills) and weaknesses (less developed skills) means parents and teachers can deliver information that aligns with a child’s strengths fostering understanding in the school and home environment. Recommendations are made that are designed to assist the child and their families to improve functioning.

At Insight, our qualified and highly trained psychologists can provide the following educational assessments:

Cognitive (full scale IQ) assessment – children/adolescent aged 2- 16 years

A cognitive assessment includes a:

  • 45-minute consultation with parents (background information/ history)
  • 90- minute cognitive assessment with child using psychometric tests in which a report is written
  • 50- minute feedback session with parents to discuss results and recommendations

Education/ achievement assessment 

An education/achievement assessment includes a:

  • 45-minute consultation with parents (background information/ history)
  • 2 x 60-minute assessment with child using psychometric tests (includes report)
  • 50- minute feedback session with parents to discuss results and recommendations

Insight is able to offer both Individual and group counselling either at our offices or at the convenience of the students’ school ensuring minimal time is spent away from the classroom. One-on-one counselling can help the student explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviours in a safe, caring and confidential environment.  We only use evidence based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Mindfulness and others, ensuring we can provide a range of therapies that can meet the needs of the students.

Schools are also able to enquire about our group programs that explore a particular topic for example, mindfulness, anxiety, behaviour management, trauma , self-esteem and self-confidence building,  depression or anxiety. We are also able to customise a program that may benefit your students.

With the guidance of one of our psychologist, group members are able to share and explore their feelings and behaviours, hear different standpoints, learn novel coping strategies, and receive encouragement from others facing similar issues. Group therapy provides participants a powerful opportunity to share and learn from others in a safe and supportive environment while working toward healing and change.

Both Individual Counselling and Group Therapy is eligible for a Medicare rebate when a referral is made from a GP or other medical practitioner. Contact us to find out more.

Insight’s coaches are all qualified psychologists who support, challenge and empower teachers or leadership to further develop their capacities as teachers and leaders. Research identifies coaching as the best form of professional development available as it is individualised, responsive and intensive.

Our coaching packages focus on promoting change and improvement through practicing a repertoire of skills and techniques applicable to areas such as managing difficult behavior, managing mental health issues, promoting teacher and leadership capacity and enriching classroom practice. The packages consist of 4, 6 or 8 sessions focusing on applying what you learn immediately in your professional roles with the support of your coach.

Enquire here and learn more about our coaching packages that are individually tailored to suit your needs.