Hayley Watson Open Parachute

Open Parachute: Supporting Student and Teacher Well-being in isolation and the return to school

Online Professional Learning Event

Tuesday 2 June
4.00pm - 5.30pm EST

 Registration is closed for this event


June 2, 2020
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM


Online - via Zoom

Venue & Cost

Online via Zoom


$100.00   (inc GST)

Parking - NA



Schools across Australia, the US and Canada have been engaging Dr Hayley Watson’s Open Parachute training to develop strategies and curriculum to support the emotional wellbeing of students and teachers. Never has this been more important than during this time of the Coronavirus crisis.


This training session will explore ways emotional and wellbeing support can be provided to students as they return to school, helping teachers and school leaders identify students for whom the changes have led to greater anxiety or who are struggling with apathy, depression and lack of motivation developed over recent months.


The session will also empower teachers to support colleagues and parents trying to cope with many changes at this time.


This workshop is suitable for:

  • School Counsellors

  • Pastoral Care leaders

  • Heads of House

  • Teachers

  • School leaders


Participants will be equipped with:

  • Self-care strategies for managing uncertainty and change

  • Skills for supporting mental health in students as they return to school

  • An understanding of the impacts of trauma and isolation, and how to shift out of these patterns

  • Tools to assist parents, teachers and schools through this time of crisis


They will walk away with practical strategies for managing:

  • Student stress and anxiety about the future

  • Student isolation, apathy and emotional upheaval

  • Parent and staff anxiety and concern

  • Their own stress in facing this pandemic - both personally and professionally


Dr Hayley Watson is a clinical psychologist with a PhD in bullying interventions. She has been creating and delivering intervention programs for youth and practitioners in Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia for the past 15 years. She has recently founded a video-based middle and high school social and emotional well-being curriculum program that has been approved by Australian Government and can be found on the Be You (Beyond Blue) National Programs Directory. The program is being run in schools across Australia, Canada, and the US.


Hayley runs teacher trainings all over the world to empower educators with practical tools for self-care and for managing student mental health and behaviour concerns in the classroom.


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On completion of your registration an invitation with details on how to join the Zoom meeting will be sent the morning of the meeting.


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