“Learn 2 Fly” Workshops

Our ‘Learn 2 Fly’ and Strength Based workshops have been designed to suit the needs of school students (primary and secondary), their parents and teachers & members of the community and corporate sectors.

Details on the specific workshops are listed below.

Primary school students + Teacher

This workshop is designed to introduce the subject of mental health to primary school students. This innovative and non-threatening approach will work with primary school students to educate them on being more aware of how it is important to have positive mental wellness in their lives and some of the signs and actions to take if their mental health is not positive. This workshop will encourage open discussions with and amongst students, it will also utilise strength cards in a group activity. 

This workshop content covers the following topics and the specific subject matter is adapted to suit the age group of the participants (Years 4, 5 or 6).

  • Who is Lauren Breen
  • Overview of Lived Experience & Current Projects
  • The Mental Health Facts (myth busting, basic statistics for Australia)
  • The Signs (What mental illness looks like, basic overview of depression, anxiety and some signs young people may exhibit)
  • Negative vs Positive (triggers that contribute to poor mental health, bullying, self esteem, social media)
  • Alone vs Together (why it is important to talk, who can you talk to ie. Teachers, parents, mentors etc)
  • Looking After Each Other (what can we do to look out for our fellow students)
  • Strength Activity (in small groups)

Secondary school students + Teacher 

This workshop is designed to work with secondary school students to further educate them on what mental illness and suicide prevention is, why it is important to work on their mental health everyday and the triggers and factors that may be contributing to poor mental health. This workshop will be more in depth and encourage more robust discussion with students with regards to the topics. Utilisation of strength cards will be used.  

This workshop content covers the following topics and the specific subject matter is adapted to suit the age group of the participants (Years 7 – 12)

  • Who is Lauren Breen
  • Overview of Lived Experience & Current Projects
  • The Mental Health & Suicide Facts (myth busting, statistics for Australia and the world)
  • The Signs (What mental illness looks like, overview of depression, anxiety, psychosis and personality disorders and what these signs may look like)
  • Negative vs Positive (triggers that contribute to poor mental health – drugs & alcohol, breakdown of friendships and relationships, resilience building, bullying, self esteem, social media)
  • Alone vs Together (why it is important to talk, who can you talk to ie. Peers, parents, mentors, clinical counsellors etc)
  • Looking After Yourself & Each Other (what to do if you are worried about a fellow student or friend and important aspects of self-care)
  • Strength Activity (in small groups)

School Teachers & Staff Workshop (Strength Based)

This workshop is designed to work directly with teachers and school staff to make them more aware of the current climate within the mental health and suicide prevention sectors, what they can do as professionals to help encourage positive mental health with their students and what to do if they are concerned about students or fellow staff. This workshop will allow time for specific questioning and discussion around age appropriate methods and resources.

This workshop content covers the following topics and the specific subject matter is adapted to suit teachers and staff working within the school system. 

  • Who is Lauren Breen
  • Overview of Lived Experience & Current Projects
  • The Mental Health & Suicide Facts (myth busting, statistics for Australia and the world)
  • The Signs (What mental illness looks like, overview of depression, anxiety, psychosis and personality disorders and what these signs may look like)
  • Negative vs Positive (what some of the triggers that contribute to poor mental health may be for their students – drugs & alcohol, breakdown of friendships and relationships, resilience building, bullying, self esteem, social media)
  • Where To Next? (Discuss and list appropriate referral sources and community links for students)
  • Strength Activity & Self Care Techniques (in small groups)

Corporate Workshop (Youth Suicide Prevention)

This workshop is designed to work with corporate staff to make them more aware of the current climate within the mental health & suicide prevention sectors, what they can do as parents and mentors of young people in their lives to promote positive well being and mental health and what they can be doing to ensure they maintain their own mental health. This workshop will allow time for specific questioning and discussions.

  • Who is Lauren Breen
  • Overview of Lived Experience & Current Projects
  • The Mental Health & Suicide Facts (myth busting, statistics for Australia and the world)
  • The Signs (What mental illness looks like, overview of depression, anxiety, psychosis and personality disorders and what these signs may look like)
  • Negative vs Positive (what some of the triggers that contribute to poor mental health – drugs & alcohol, bullying, self esteem, social media)
  • Where To Next? (Discuss and list appropriate referral sources and community links for young people)
  • Strength Activity & Self Care Techniques (in small groups)