Improving Student Learning Through Well-Being – Cheri Conference

  • 08:00 AM
  • Parramatta RSL, Corner Macquarie and O'Connell Streets, Parramatta, NSW, 2150









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25th – 26th May 2017

This conference presents the opportunity to learn firsthand from local and international experts on the key contributors to student well-being along with practical strategies to enhance it.

The importance of well-being to students’ learning and academic outcomes, as well as their positive social and emotional development is well documented. Research shows that family and school environments have a significant impact upon the well-being of children and young people. Teacher well-being is also critically relevant to whole school well-being, with a reciprocal, symbiotic relationship between teachers and students. Well-being can change over time and is influenced by the surrounding environment. There are many ways to enhance well-being.

This conference with its exciting panel of presenters is a not to be missed event for educators, school counsellors, psychologists, allied health professionals and all those in whose care rests the well-being of every child.

Please join us for informative, evidence based and practical sessions.

WHAT: Topics include

  • Executive functioning: what is it, its importance to education and well-being, and how can we improve it
  • Mental health, young people and effective interventions
  • LGBTQ youth
  • Youth self-harm and suicide
  • Long term effects of childhood trauma
  • Refugees and trauma
  • Health and well-being in adolescents: protective and risk factors
  • Cyber bullying

WHO: Join local and internationally acclaimed experts in one event

  • Professor Adele Diamond, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Professor Patrick McGorry, Executive Director, Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health
  • Professor Fiona Brooks, Professor of Public Health, University of Technology Sydney
  • Dr Barbara Spears, Faculty of Education, University of South Australia
  • Dr Victoria Rawlings, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney
  • Dr Angela Dixon, Clinical Research Director and Senior Clinical Psychologist, Department of
  • Psychological Medicine, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
  • Jennifer Coen, Clinical Mental Health Social Worker and Consultant, Sydney Catholic School
  • Terry Taylor, Principal, Hopetown SSP, NSW Department of Education


Network with like-minded delegates

  • Principals / Teachers / Educators
  • Education Services Advisors
  • Counsellors / Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Academics and Researchers

International keynote speaker

Adele Diamond, Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience from Canada will be visiting Sydney for the first time and is one of the highlight’s of this conference. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear internationally acclaimed, Professor Diamond who is at the forefront of research on ‘executive functions’ and on the brain’s prefrontal cortex. Recently voted as one of the 15 most influential neuroscientists, Professor Diamond will present on the different components of executive functioning, their importance for education and well-being, and strategies to improve it in children and adolescents. In her second keynote, she will present on the biological and psychological long term effects of childhood trauma on healthy behaviours and executive functioning.



Early Bird Registration closes 31st March 2017


Feedback from Previous Conferences

“Thanks to all the presenters. It was a very informative, helpful conference. I feel I am taking away some very practical strategies and ideas”.

“This is one of the most professional conferences I have attended for a long time. Fantastic integrating health and education”.

“This has been a very informative and valuable conference. Congratulations to the organisers and speakers it was a great conference, thank you.”


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Speakers Bio’s and Abstracts

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