As part of our approach to addressing the wellbeing and mental health of our students and Westminster community, we invite guest speakers from time to time, to bring us messages from their unique perspective. On Monday 12 August at 7.00 pm, one such opportunity will be offered to parents. Nic Newling is an outspoken advocate for mental health, suicide prevention, and sharing personal stories. As stated in his bio (http://www.nicnewling.com/bio) he has lived through the experience of suffering with a mood disorder throughout high school and losing his brother to suicide. This experience has seen him dedicate himself to changing the way mental illness is addressed in schools, workplaces, and communities. A couple of our Westminster staff heard Nic speak at a conference in 2017 and said he was absolutely the highlight of the conference. I would strongly encourage you to set aside this timeslot to attend our parent session in the Michael Murray Centre. Nic focuses heavily on help-seeking, keeping ourselves safe and living flourishing lives. You can see more of his story by watching this Australian Story episode - https://www.abc.net.au/austory/the-fault-in-our-stars/6387152
Nic will speak with our Year 10 to 12 students the following morning, Tuesday 13 August from 9.00 to 10.30 am and with our staff on the Monday afternoon.
Please don’t miss this opportunity. Tickets can be booked through TryBooking. Please feel free to invite other friends along, who may have students at different schools.
Head of Wellbeing