Sandringham College students lead the way with mental health awareness

Connect Health & Community have been working with students at Sandringham College to pilot the Boss Brain program, our youth mental health initiative that aims to increase mental health literacy, increase help-seeking behaviours and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

Resources from the Boss Brain program, Headspace, and Connect Health & Community were available to students at the event.

Students participating in Boss Brain complete mental health literacy training and implement these new skills to develop a project or event to promote mental health awareness for their peers and their school community. 

In June, VCAL students at Sandringham College held a Mental Health Awareness Day for senior students on campus.  

The students put together a range of collaborative and creative activities to bring awareness to a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and substance and alcohol abuse.

Students share tips on how they manage feelings of anxiety. 

Some of these activities included bracelet making, themed t-shirt design, educational posters and an ‘anxiety banner’ where students could share tips on managing anxiety.

Team members from Headspace, Bayside City Council and Connect Health & Community also attended the day to show their support for the event and provide additional information about how young people can access local health services and mental health support. 

Congratulations to participating Sandringham College students on a successful event and for leading the way in mental health awareness in their school. 

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