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Anxiety matters with young people is a Course

Anxiety matters with young people

Apr 20 - Apr 21, 2020

$670 Enroll

Full course description

Date and time

Tuesday 21 April 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm


This learning event is right for you if you are a Head of School or Campus, a wellbeing coordinator or a classroom teacher wanting to know how to recognise anxiety and depression in young people and how to respond


This one-day workshop will focus on:

  • the signs and symptoms of anxious and stressed students
  • the myths and misunderstandings about stress and anxiety in classrooms, playgrounds and corridors
  • exploring the context of stress and anxiety, both ‘positive and negative’ and the relationship to anxiety disorders
  • investigate what happens to the brain when learning is inhibited and when stress ramps up
  • understand ‘peer pressure’ and the developing brain and how this impacts students in your classroom
  • classroom and playground strategies to reduce and minimise the daily stressors that contribute to anxiety
  • how to build an ‘eclectic’ classroom community that provides student voice and participatory democracy
  • curriculum-based tips and strategies to lower the number of anxious young people
  • best practice around school transitions and rites of passage

If anxiety and depression have peak incidence in mid to late adolescence ( Sawyer et al, 2000) staff in schools have a responsibility to recognise these conditions and learn how to respond.

Key takeaways              

  • being able to recognise the signs of anxious and depressed students
  • understanding processes in the brain and how this can impact on students
  • strategies to reduce daily stressors that can contribute to anxiety

Presenter information

David Vinegrad               

David Vinegrad is a well-known presenter with extensive experience in the area of behaviour management, both nationally and internationally. He has highly developed skills as a facilitator, trainer and presenter, and is widely recognised as an international expert on restorative justice and behaviour management. David has played a major role in the introduction of restorative practice into schools in Australia and internationally. He is an experienced counsellor and mediator, including high level management of critical incidents and school based trauma. David has over 30 years of experience working with teachers and students in a variety of diverse educational settings.