Minister recognises 18 year milestone of two innovative Hunter Institute of Mental Health programs - 10 February 2016Minister for Health, The Hon Sussan Ley MP has acknowledged Hunter Institute of Mental Health’s 18 year milestone running two Commonwealth funded programs.
Mental Health Month 2015 - 6 October 2015
Mental Health Month is a NSW campaign that runs throughout October.
This year’s theme is ‘Value Your Mind’, encouraging all individuals to think about how mental health exists in their daily life and inspiring YOU to make your social and emotional wellbeing a priority in your daily life.
The Response Ability project team have developed a flyer to celebrate and help educators to do a quick assessment of the current balance between mental health, social health and physical health in their lives – all of which help to maintain our overall health.
Response Ability at Suicide Prevention Australia Conference - 28 July 2015Response Ability is attending and presenting at the Suicide Prevention Australia Conference
Response Ability celebrates 18 years! - 17 July 2015This year the Response Ability programme is celebrating 18 years of preparing Australia’s future teachers and early childhood educators in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.
Resilience Videos - 6 May 2015
The Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University, have developed a new video series on Resilience.
The three short videos provide an overview of why resilience matters, how it develops, and ways to strengthen it in children. You can access the videos here
Youth report call to action - 9 December 2014
NATIONAL Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell has officially launched her second Children’s Rights Report as commissioner.
This year the report had a sobering but important focus on the human rights of children and young people up to 18 engaging in intentional self-harm.
To read more on what Dr Gavin Hazel, Response Ability Program Manager, had to say regarding this report click here.
Student lecture - presentation slides available - 6 November 2014The Response Ability team recently presented a lecture to pre-service teachers.
HIMH launches new resource for early childhood educators - 28 October 2014
The Hunter Institute of Mental Health (HIMH) has launched Connections, a resource for early childhood educators about children's wellbeing.
Connections is a practical resource that aims to promote positive mental health outcomes for children, by supporting early childhood educators in their reflective practice and professional development. Connections was developed by HIMH, with funding from the Australian Government through the Department of Education.
Connections is currently being distributed to long day care, family day care, preshool and out of school hours care services across Australia. Electronic copies are also available online - visit www.himh.org.au/connections