Youth Resilience Seminar

30/03/2017

The City of Rockingham will encourage local high school students to embrace their strengths when it hosts a resilience seminar for 70 young people next week during National Youth Week.

Students from high schools throughout the City have been invited to attend the “One Day Youth Seminar” at the Gary Holland Centre on Wednesday 3 April, facilitated by IZRA. The students will learn how embracing their talents and strengths can help them to build resilience and overcome difficulties in life.
 
The students will hear from people who have turned their passions and hobbies into a career, and will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of personal development and creative vocational workshops based on their interests, including DJing, comedy, rap writing and dealing with conflict.
 
Mayor Barry Sammels said the seminar aimed to give local youth the knowledge and tools to build their resilience, and also provided an opportunity for them to make new friends.
 
“As adults, we know it can be tough out there in the real world, so if we can equip the next generation with the skills and strengths to use during challenges, we are setting them – and our community – up for success,” Mayor Sammels said.
 
“The seminar takes a strengths-based approach, encouraging students to choose workshops based on their area of interest. The seminar will enable the City to support a wide range of stakeholders, including schools and mental health services, in educating young people on how to be maintain health and well-being through life’s adversities.”
 
All local high schools within the City of Rockingham were invited to elect a number of students to participate in the free seminar. headspace Rockingham will attend the seminar during the lunch break to hang out and chat about mental health and the support services it offers.
 
The City is hosting a range of events as part of National Youth Week, including the Couch Surfing: Race for Youth Homelessness Matters Day on Monday 10 April, and several events at its libraries. For more information contact the City on 9528 0333 or customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

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