​Teaching and curriculum design to support mental wellbeing


JULY, 2020

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Teaching & Learning
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As T2 gains momentum, we know we can draw on what we’ve learnt in T1 to manage ourselves and our students’ mental wellbeing better. The newly launched Deakin Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy gives us direction to how we can nurture the mental wellbeing of staff and students. We can also learn from each other about ways to teach, design curriculum and support each other in ways that are going to help us all to manage our tasks this trimester.

In this panel discussion, you will hear from:

• Prof. Lisa Hanna, Dean of Students (Moderator)

• Karen Stuart, Manager Counselling & Psychological Services—on the Deakin Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy and what teaching and professional staff can do to help implement this

• Sally Buchanan-Hagen, Lecturer in Nursing—giving a ‘consumer advocate’ perspective of mental health and wellbeing as a student and staff member

• Dr Danielle Hitch, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy—on curriculum design and teaching practice to support mental health and wellbeing

• Tiarnan and Tegan Whitten, student representatives, who will talk about their lived experience of mental health conditions and the ways curriculum and teaching strategies help them to manage



Zoom Meeting: Register Here 

This is an Inclusive Education Community of Practice event. For further information email mary.dracup@deakin.edu.au.




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