Aussie Optimism: Feelings and Friends (Years 1-3)

PL # 11077

  • Starting on 11 May 2017
  • Cancellation permitted until 08 May 2017
  • Event registrations closed on 08 May 2017

Delivery Format :

This PL has been cancelled


Aussie Optimism is an evidence-based mental health promotion program that provides schools and families with practical information and strategies. The programs are mapped to the national curriculum for HPE and are designed to be run in schools, with whole classes in a school term. Aussie Optimism is a resilience program that can help all children build coping skills and self-esteem. The programs can also reduce anxiety, depression and suicidality.

The two Aussie Optimism: Feelings and Friends programs are developmentally appropriate for students in Years 1 - 2 and Year 3. During the 10 weeks of program implementation students learn to identify and label feelings first in themselves and then in others. Students learn and practice how to look out for body clues and early warning signs that help them know how they are feeling. The skills include:

  • Identifying four common feelings (sad, angry, scared and happy)
  • First aids for feelings
  • How to be friendly

Students are encouraged to apply these skills to:

  • Talk about their own feelings and the feelings of others
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with family and friends
  • Cope with stressful or challenging situation



Mandy Marett (AISWA Staff)

Senior Psychologist

Mandy Marett <span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

Tammy Barnes (AISWA Staff)

Senior Psychologist

Tammy Barnes <span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

(nee Bolton) 

Larissa Roy (AISWA Staff)

Senior Psychologist

Larissa Roy <span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

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Event Segment

Date / Time

11 May 2017 Starts: 09:00 Finishes: 15:30

Delivery Format : In Person

AISWA Seminar Room (First Floor)

PL Hours : 6.00

Learning Area

  • Psychology and Wellbeing

School Area

  • Secondary (7-10)

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