Jul 15
Blayney MPS Health Council Helps Local Students

Blayney students will have the opportunity to ask questions about managing stress and looking after their mental health at a session organised by the Blayney Health Council.

Blayney Multipurpose Service (MPS) Health Council is facilitating the information session at Blayney High School for Stage 6 students on 22 July.

The session will consist of a question and answer panel, with questions being taken by four ex-HSC students and Charles Sturt University psychologist Mr Jon Wilby.

The ex-HSC student panellists will discuss the challenges they faced during their own HSC Year 11 and 12 years, and share their own experiences in dealing with the stresses often associated with the end of high school.

Panellists will encourage current students and help them understand that no matter how difficult the HSC period might be, there are ways of managing its stresses and people who can help them get through to the other side.

Blayney Health Council Chairperson, Colin Crome said the session was organised as a way of ensuring our community’s young people are supported through a critical time in their lives.

“The Health Council has planned this session so that the students can listen to the experiences of peers who have already journeyed through this difficult time,” Mr Crome said.

“Our Stage 6 students are young and intelligent people who will benefit best in these critical years from keeping a healthy mindset, with the knowledge that there are people around them who can support them deal with stress.”

“We want students to know how best they can look after themselves during Years 11 and 12, and this includes looking after their own mental health.”

“As well as previous HSC students on the panel, psychologist Jon Wilby will be able to provide a professional perspective into how students might best cope with stress and other factors that come with doing their HSC.”

Parents, care givers and other support people are encouraged to come along on the day to listen, and are encouraged to contact the Blayney High School for more information.

Media enquiries:Brendan Williams, Media Manager, Western NSW Local Health District via brendan.williams@health.nsw.gov.au