Full course description
Date and time
Thursday 28 July 2022, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne
This learning event is right for you if you are an educator (teacher, teaching support, leadership) with a student in your care who is experiencing anxiety. You may be in a primary or secondary school. Your student may have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, or may simply be experiencing anxiety symptoms which are negatively impacting their schooling.
The presentation will be user-friendly and engaging, and will cover the why, the what and the what next of anxiety support in a school context.
Anxiety is affecting students significantly post COVID and significantly impacts a student’s ability to learn.
Anxiety can be at a variety of levels from quite normal levels to debilitating. It is becoming a priority in today’s education climate to understand how to support anxious students and this learning events will provide you with practical knowledge that you can apply immediately, empowering educators and students.
This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Safe environment
Relevant Australian professional standards for teachers
1. Know students and how they learn
3. Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
4. Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
- understanding of how anxiety present in students
- understanding of the impacts of anxiety on learning and the science of anxiety in a user friendly way
- greater knowledge about triggers that may increase anxiety in a school context and how to adapt the environment to support anxious students
- strategies to assist the student to learn about anxiety, in order to help themselves.
Emma-Rose Parsons is a psychologist, speaker and board approved supervisor who opened Spectrum House in 2008. She works both in private clinical practice and with schools, assisting teaching teams to find solutions to mental health concerns in the education environment. She enjoys giving interactive and lively presentations, which are practical and meaningful.