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Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing

MONDAY 12th August 2019

As part of our approach to addressing the wellbeing and mental health of our students and Westminster community, we invite guest speakers from time to time, to bring us messages from their unique perspective. On Monday August 12th at 7pm, one such opportunity will be offered to parents. Nic Newling is an outspoken advocate for mental health, suicide prevention, and sharing personal stories. As stated in his bio ( he has lived through the experience of suffering with a mood disorder throughout high school and losing his brother to suicide. This experience has seen him dedicate himself to changing the way mental illness is addressed in schools, workplaces, and communities. A couple of our Westminster staff heard Nic speak at a conference in 2017 and said he was absolutely the highlight of the conference. I would strongly encourage you to set aside this timeslot to attend our parent session in the Michael Murray Centre. Nic focuses heavily on help-seeking, keeping ourselves safe and living flourishing lives. You can see more of his story by watching this Australian Story episode -
Nic will speak with our Year 10-12 students the following morning, Tuesday 13th August from 9am-10:30am and with our staff on the Monday afternoon.
Please don’t miss this opportunity. Click the "Book Now" button to register your attendance.
 Please feel free to invite other friends along, who may have students at different schools.

Main Auditorium of the Michael Murray Centre
Westminster School
Alison Avenue
Marion, SA 5043

Contact Details:

Kim Rainsford

Senior School Office Coordinator

Phone 8276 0214