HEALTHY ME. HEALTHY US. 

SCHOOL BASED HEALTH AND WELL BEING PROGRAM

 

With alarming rates of poor physical and mental health starting to creep in affecting our youth and children a different approach to promoting health and wellbeing in schools is needed.

We all know health promotion and behavior change occurs when all key people in a child’s life is supporting them. The Healthy Me. Healthy Us. program developed by Occupational Therapist Angela Lockwood draws on the understanding that health starts with the individual and the effects stretch across the entire community. With rising rates of poor physical and mental health also within the broader population, the Healthy Me. Healthy Us. program supports and encourages teachers, students and parents to adopt positive health habits taking the ‘one in, all in approach’ raising the important issues of poor heath prevention and promotion of wellbeing across the entire school community.

 

“When we are well, everyone benefits.”

 

Run within the school over a term the program covers; 

“The pace of life these days contributes to a sense of always feeling like we have too much to do and not enough time to do it so we constantly feel overwhelmed, stressed and anxious. Collaborating with the expertise of a health professional such as Angela Lockwood has enabled all in the school community to realise how to be proactive in taking responsibility for our own health and well-being. Building community partnerships and working relationships between schools and health services enables us to provide additional support and resources for students and their families. We can learn so much from each other,”
- Mrs Lynne Pull, Principal St Anthony's Primary School, Kingscliff

-    The importance of managing your energy.

-    The power of breathing.

-    How to stay focused.

-    How to balance technology, quiet time and activity.

-    Creating a health team for teachers and parents.

-    How to create a habitat for health for teachers and parents.

-    Positive mental, physical and social health practices.

 

 

 

For teachers

Access a range of services including in school teacher workshops, 1 on 1 health mentoring sessions, discounted rates at local health service providers, access to health and wellbeing newsletter and messages of inspiration.

For parents

Receive weekly messages to encourage positive family health and wellbeing practices all powered through school based technology. Access to and inclusion to a community based health and wellbeing service providers register, weekly tips in the school based newsletter with more ideas on how to promote positive health practices in the home.

For students

Class based sessions are provided over the term covering the program key messages in a fun and interactive environment.

“Since Angela has been working within our school, there has been a difference in student performance in class since participating in Angela’s programs. Angela works in liaison with parents, the teachers, executive staff and the school counsellor to develop a more multi-team approach to attend to students’ needs. The outcomes are fantastic.”
— Diane Core, Additional Needs Teacher / School Psychologist