At Canterbury we have established links with the Black Dog Institute, to implement a range of face-to-face and online programs. Some of the topic areas covered include:
- peer pressure
- being labelled
- technology and social networking
- getting the right help
- turning it all around
- building resilience and moving forward.
Programs offered by the Black Dog Institute
Students have access to online courses that are short interactive modules aimed at increasing the understanding of resilience and developing useful resilience-building strategies, including:
- mindfulness meditation
- taming your emotions
- identifying and using your strengths
- problem solving.
The MindStrength online course (a course offered by HeadStrong 2.0) was develop by the Black Dog Institute and is considered to be suitable for young people (aged from 14 to 16 years), their parents and carers who want to boost their resilience. The course is designed to teach young adults to become more resilient and get through the tough moments in life.
Using MindStrength is free. Sign up to MindStrength to start learning how to be more resilient .
The mental fitness challenge
The challenge is an online and face-to-face program supporting Year 7 students as part of their transition to Canterbury Boys High School.
To find out more about the challenge visit the mental fitness challenge website.