GGH – Growing Good Humans @ PBC
Growing Good Humans is one of PBC’s signature Tier One (Whole School) Intervention programs to support better Health and Wellbeing for our Students.
The Growing Good Men and Women workshops which form the backbone of the program, operate from a platform of student story telling as a means to supporting shared empathy and improved mental health and wellbeing outcomes.
“When people put their emotional upheaval in words, their physical and mental health improves markedly” (Pennebaker & Seagal, 1999, p1244)
As a tier 1 intervention, the workshops act as a “mass inoculation” (Nussey 2020) to support better wellbeing. They can also be a tool to help identify those students requiring further, more intensive support.
Beyond Blue’s website acknowledges the benefits of this type of activity also: “One of the most powerful things you can do is talk openly about a personal experience or mental health condition”.
The Growing Good Men workshops are delivered by Tommy Herschell from Find Your Feet and his work also forms the basis of the Growing Good Women Workshops delivered by PBC staff members Anna Wyatt and Paul Bullpitt.
Women of the World Conference
Thursday 26 August 2021 @ PBC
POSTPONED TO TERM 1 2022 - DATE TO BE ADVISED
Unfortunately due to the current COVID situation in SE QLD we have had to postpone this fantastic event. We will email all schools once a new date has been confirmed. Stay safe.
Women of the World Conference Flyer (PDF, 200kb)
Palm Beach Currumbin State High are hosting an amazing FREE event in August 2021. The Women of the World Conference is an event open to all schools in the greater Northern NSW and the greater Southern QLD areas. One teacher and two students from each school is invited to come along and participate.
The Women of the World Conference is an event centred around collegial sharing of ideas on how schools can support the holistic development of our young women. Participants can engage with outside support agencies in the Health Expo attached to the start of the day, participate in a number of workshops and engage with the broader community when we livestream a panel discussion event through the PBC Facebook Page.
The workshops on offer include the ‘Challenge the Title of Women Workshop’ which aims to help support young women on how to connect, own their story and develop empathy towards others. ‘Visions of Self’ is a workshop about understanding and embracing self and explores concepts around self-worth, self-love and self-compassion. ‘Negotiating Sex and Communication’ is a workshop focusing on supporting young people on how to navigate before, during and after sexual encounters. This session provides an insight into how the program helps support young men and particularly young women negotiate conversations about consent.
The final event will be a Live Stream Panel discussion. Our panellists will discuss and explore concepts and ideas associated with supporting young women in Australian schools. This panel discussion will be live streamed via the Palm Beach Currumbin State High Facebook page and then downloaded to our YouTube channel for future access.
If you would like to attend the Women of the World conference at Palm Beach Currumbin State High, Thrower Drive, Palm Beach QLD, please RSVP by responding to this survey monkey link. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R7XPQJM. In order to be included on the day, you must rsvp using this link.