World’s Largest Mental Health Awareness Lesson
On Friday 9 November, the NSW Department of Education broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the World's Largest Mental Health Awareness Lesson. This official attempt earned a place in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for Stage 5 students and their PDHPE teachers.
Date: Friday 9 November 2018
Venue: Quaycentre, Sydney Olympic Park and live streamed online
The event will introduce Stage 5 students (Years 9 and 10) to the concept of building mental fitness and help-seeking behaviours. This is also an opportunity to raise state-wide and national awareness of mental health through the excitement and competition of a world record challenge.
Students will take part in a 40 minute interactive mental health lesson developed as part of the new K-10 PDHPE syllabus. The lesson is being delivered as part of a full morning's 'fitness focused' entertainment experience from students and celebrity performers.
Join the conversation taking place on social media and share your experience of the event with #largestmentalhealthlesson. The event was livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube. Join the conversation on Twitter. Photos on social media tagged with #largestmentalhealthlesson are featured here on our website.
If you or anyone you know needs advice or support, the following online and phone services are available to help:
You can also speak to a professional, such as a school counsellor, psychologist or GP.
The NSW Government schools that registered to attend or view the Largest Mental Health Awareness Lesson have received access to a Stage 5 unit of work focusing on mental health literacy, resilience and help seeking strategies that has been mapped to the new K-10 PDHPE syllabus. This is accompanied by a professional learning webinar for staff that will further explore the unit of work.
The NSW Department of Education would like to thank all those who were involved with this event including:
Advocate for Children and Young People
Albury High School
All schools and students participating live and online
Black Dog Institute
Dulwich High School of Visual Art and Design
MacIntyre High School
Mental Health Commission of NSW
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Strathfield Girls High School
Support staff, volunteers and teachers
Sydney Secondary College, Balmain Campus
Toormina High School
WayAhead - Mental Health Association NSW
World’s Largest Mental Health Awareness Advisory Group
World’s Largest Mental Health Awareness Project Team
yourtown (Kids Helpline)
360 Sport and Entertainment
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