Crookwell High School students promote well-bring to community leaders

Crookwell High School held a positive education breakfast to promote the better mental health and well-being of its students.

Principal Vero Joseph said the school wanted adults to understand the challenges young people faced today.

The student well-being team - Cody Stewart, Rohan Gamble, Charlee Searle, Isabel Snape, Laine Allsop, Brianna Roberts and Imogen Roberts.

The student well-being team - Cody Stewart, Rohan Gamble, Charlee Searle, Isabel Snape, Laine Allsop, Brianna Roberts and Imogen Roberts.

"The breakfast was an opportunity for us to share with the community what is going on at the school," he said.

"(It enables) community groups and employers to share in an understanding of what young people in our area are facing and how they are dealing with challenges."

The breakfast was a workshop for employers and community groups.

It was the junior students of the school's well-being team who spoke to the audience about the programs at the high school.

Each year the students hold a positive vibes week and workshop ways to understand their unique qualities via surveys and the resilience doughnut program, as well as activities and interviews with their parents.

These programs are equipping students with the tools and resources that they will need to face life's challenges.

"It is well known that growing up in today's world can be very difficult, with many pressures and perceived urgencies," a school spokesperson said.

"It is very different from the upbringing that most of today's adults would have experienced.

"Young people are finding it difficult to keep calm and carry on, and many adults, not having had such experiences themselves, can find themselves unsure of how to help."

The school's deputy principal Lynda Peters spoke to the audience about the school's Prosper program.

This teaches the students to focus on positive emotions and building relationships, as well as facilitating learning outcomes, focusing on strengths, all the while fostering a sense of purpose and enhancing engagement and teaching resilience.

The well-being team plans to develop and refine these programs and activities with more effort spent on reaching out to the community.