Education

The aim of our workshops is to educate program participants on the importance of mental health & wellbeing, foster positive psychological wellbeing, and provide participants with a suite of tools and techniques that can be utilised to increase resilience in times of disruption and change, and assist in their own personal growth & development.

Our programs meet the needs of our individual audiences and include (but are certainly not limited to) keynote presentations, workshops and webinars on a wide range of mental health and wellbeing topics.

A Stitch in Time wants to provide invaluable learning and development for individuals that need our help, or would like to help others. We believe by making available our programs to a wide range of schools we are creating a powerful platform for Western Australian youth to grow as individuals, and the flow on effect of us learning to be our best selves, is that we can help others and our community.  

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The ASIT "Mental Health & Wellbeing Program" would overall

  • Give a brief overview of IMPACT of stress on individual
  • Give an overview of the key ingredients needed to be RESILIENT through times of stress & change
  • Discuss the KEY AREAS that participants need to be mindful of and work on to live happy and healthy lives.
  • Provide a suite of ACTIONABLE techniques related to each of the above key areas that participants can use to facilitate wellbeing – all of which are transferable to their personal lives.
  • Incorporate PSYCH-EDUCATION, REFLECTION, DISCUSSION, INTERACTION and PRACTICAL applications into the key areas discussed in the workshops
  • Be INSPIRATIONAL in nature and incorporate lived experience to engage participants
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WHY A STITCH IN TIME

Through psychoeducation, discussion, interaction, reflection and practical application of tools and techniques in our highly-praised workshops, we aim to teach our audience the importance of mental health and wellbeing, and the role that the individual plays in this. All of our programs are inspirational in nature and incorporate lived experiences to engage our young audiences.

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WHOLE SCHOOL COMMUNITY APPROACH

We can provide a whole school approach with presentations for teachers, students and parents. Supported by a year-long curriculum including teacher resources, an E-Learning Platform personalised to your schoool and direct access to our team

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IN-PERSON PRESENTATIONS

We engage staff through professional development presentations and provide them with resources, activities and knowledge to support their work with students and inspire students across all year levels through the delivery of highly engaging presentations.

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E-LEARNING PLATFORM

Program participants have access to an online E-Learning Platform, with access to additional content that explores resilience, mental health  wellbeing. Ongoing support is available throughout the year from our Education Team to support program delivery and evaluation.

The ‘RISEUP’ Schools program provided our students with an interactive and engaging workshop that included vital key messages around building resilience, the benefits of keeping mentally and physically healthy and the importance of reducing stigma surrounding the topic of mental health.

I couldn’t thank Greg and his team enough for their contribution to the education of today's youth; for sharing their personal journeys, for challenging our students to identify and celebrate the positive traits they possess and inspiring them to recognise that when life gets dark, there is always hope. 

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Lori McLinden - Thornlie Senior High School

Thanks for coming out to talk to our upper school kids today, Brad. You were engaging and definitely had them all thinking.

We highly recommend Brad and A Stitch in Time to come out and speak to your school. The way Brad interacted with the kids allowed them to confidently ask questions and reflect on themselves. Their questions and comments at the end showed that the themes Brad intended to get through were spot on. It’s hard to get speakers to specifically target resilience and self control and be relatable to children but Brad’s visit was definitely perfect for our kids.

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Carley Foote - East Wanneroo PS

As an experienced school administrator in lower socioeconomic high schools I highly rate the value of A Stitch In Time Mental Health Education programs. The presentations to students in Years 7 to 12 by Greg Hire and Brad Robbins were not only engaging for students, many of whom come from less than positive home lives, but also promoted an atmosphere of open communication.

Many of the anecdotes conveyed “we are all in this together” and students felt supported to be themselves as they faced challenges in their lives. I observed first-hand the registering by many students that they were not alone and this holds tremendous value for many disadvantaged young people.

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Richard Kardol - Kiara College

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