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Keeping Monash Schools linked in with health and wellbeing.
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Newsletter #6 – Term 1 2017
Because healthy kids learn better

Holidays are almost here!
 

Welcome the latest Link Healthy Schools Newsletter. 

In this edition, we look at the State Government's Respectful Relationships program, and how Link HC can support schools to implement a whole-school-approach. We bring you a new resource for tackling cyber-bullying, as well as health articles, workshops, training and local activities. 

There's still time for your school to join Premier's Active April! 


In this issue:

Respectful Relationships
Cyberbulling - Project RockIt
Link HC and family violence
Teen Meth use - Montana Meth
What's happening in health
Workshops and training
What's on in Monash

 
Has your school signed up for Premier's Active April?
Become a Respectful Relationships partner and receive $4000

All Victorian students will learn about respectful relationships to help end the vicious cycle of family violence as part of a new mandatory primary and secondary school intervention. Link HC is encouraging schools to take a lead role promoting gender equality and respectful relationships in their communities. 

Read more
Is online bullying an issue for your students?

Project RockIt is Australia's first youth-designed platform to tackle (cyber)bullying. Workshops explore diversity, belonging, respectful relationships, values and ethics, while building student voice, leadership and empathy. More 
Spotlight on Link HC
Learn about Link Health and Community's programs & services
  • As part of the Generating Equality and Respect program, Link HC made a commitment to the prevention of violence against women. Learn more
  • Link HC provides one on one counselling services for both victims and perpetrators of family violence, as well as support groups. Learn more
  • Link HC quarterly magazine (summer). Read more
Montana Meth Project - Resource

The U.S. Montana Meth Project is a large-scale prevention program aimed at preventing first time teen Meth use. MethProject.org is a definitive source of information for teens supported by supported by TV, radio, print, online, mobile and social media to communicate the risks of Meth use. Learn more
What's happening in health
Articles and resources for staff, teachers and parents
  • Teenagers increasingly choosing supermarket pharmaceuticals over recreational drugs. Read
  • Shortsightedness becomes a global epidemic as children spend less time outdoors. Read
  • What happens to your body when you use ice? Read
Workshops and Training
Articles and resources for your newsletter or website, for the interest of your parents, families and carers
  • Diabetes in schools - gain confidence in supporting students with type 1 diabetes. Learn more
  • Teacher wellbeing workshops in May or June.
  • Youth mental health first aid for teachers and school leaders. Learn More
  • Free menu or vending machine assessments from Healthy Eating Advisory Service. Learn more
  • Disordered eating: create a body confident environment for your students. Learn more
  • SEMINAR - the mental health and wellbeing of young people. Learn more
What's on in Monash
Local events and goings on to share with your families
  • Monash Library School Holiday Program. More
  • Playspace upgrades. More
  • We want a HeadSpace in Monash. More
We welcome your feedback and content suggestions for future editions.
Please contact us with your comments and ideas. 
For more information, please contact:
Louisa Mitchell (Health Promotion Officer)
t: 9564 6128 | e: lmitchell@linkhc.org.au

Our mailing address is:
2 Euneva Ave, Glen Waverley 3150

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