Shellharbour parents invited to build up their child’s resilience and wellbeing

On 21st November parents and carers in Shellharbour and surrounding areas will have an opportunity to expand their knowledge on the causes of resilience and happiness in their children. Parents and carers will leave with strategies that can be easily applied in the home environment. 

Hosted at Central Hotel Shellharbour, Peer Support Australia will present Andrew Fuller, a leading child psychologist in Australia. Andrew is known for his high-spirited approach to tackling the causes of anxiety, depression and stress in children. His simple methods for approaching these challenges leaves parents satisfied to know how simple it is to increase and sustain their child’s resilience, relationship skills, and overall happiness. 

As Fellow of the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Learning and Educational Development at the University of Melbourne, Andrew’s approach to building resilient children is based on research into 193,000 children in 600 communities, where Andrew identified key factors resilience, relationships and happiness. 

“One of the key findings of my research is that people thrive when they feel connected, protected and respected. Each ingredient alone may not cure a case of the flu, but together they will help lower stress, protect against depression, increase longevity and help young people live a happier life.”- Andrew Fuller

Building Resilient Children with Andrew Fuller is one of a suite of events and initiatives by Peer Support Australia to demonstrate our lifelong commitment to creating practical skills and strategies for children to live the most positive life they can. 

“Peer Support Australia believes students should be equipped with the tools to be responsible for their own wellbeing, and the wellbeing of their peers. However, they can’t do it alone or in isolation. Teachers, parent, all of us play a part in building resilient children, which is why Peer Support Australia is hosting these parent evenings.” said Peer Support Australia CEO Greg Cantwell. 

The informative evening will end with a Q&A session, giving parents the chance to raise specific questions and concerns for Andrew to offer his expertise.

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