Adapting to an Unfamiliar World…
Just as we thought that everything was back on track and that we were starting to re-gain a sense of ‘normal’, we quickly found ourselves in Lockdown 2.0. Those few weeks of ‘normal’ now seem like a distant memory and a luxury we didn’t realise we had at the time. This new round of restrictions … Continued
A Model for Strengths-Based Mentoring
This is the final article on our series on Character Strengths, and the many opportunities they provide to work positively with young people. We have covered helping them understand their strengths, build on these, target new ones and helping them recognise when they may perhaps be using one inappropriately. The next and final step is … Continued
Introducing the Skodel Check-In Tool!
One of the biggest issues with remote learning for wellbeing staff is the sense that we lose that nuanced, daily interaction with our students. It becomes a little harder to judge how they are travelling without being able to see their facial expressions, to interact with them and read their body language. Because this is … Continued
Year 12 – Surviving the Coronacoaster
What a year to be in Year 12! While certainly there is the expectation of challenge in a “normal” final year of schooling, there are also a number of rites of passage students usually look forward to as well – getting their license, going to eighteenth birthday parties, valedictory dinners, senior study groups, prizes, formals … Continued
Your Wellbeing Puzzle
Today marks the first day of online learning for all Victorian students – and many families are in the process of figuring out exactly what these new restrictions mean for them – what it means for the family practically, financially and what it means for each individual as we get further and further away from … Continued
A Few Words From The Wellbeing Hive….
With the announcement yesterday that all students will be returning to remote learning, we at The Wellbeing Hive just wanted to take a few minutes to reassure families that we are here to support and provide ideas, resources and inspiration at this time. Yesterday’s announcements have implications for us all: For Year 12 students who … Continued
Smiling From Behind Your Mask
In the past week or so of the mandatory wearing of masks, I have heard a range of concerns from young people and adults in the community – some about comfort and breathability, some about their capacity to work wearing a mask (which seems to be worse for the vision impaired, who constantly have to … Continued
Hacking Your Morning Routine
Some days, don’t you just feel like you have woken up on the metaphorical wrong side of the bed? You feel tired and rushed and stressed and negative. But what if this wasn’t anything to do with how you got up, but what you did in the time after you got up? Many of the … Continued
Rediscover the Benefits of Board Games
Games are the most elevated forms of investigation – Einstein Many of you may remember a time when Monopoly, The Game of Life, Guess Who, Connect Four and a myriad of card games where something that occupied much of our free time. Nowadays we have so many more activities that can occupy our time, what … Continued
What Have We Learned About Workplace Wellbeing in COVID19?
All challenges are also opportunities for learning and growth, and the current COVID19 pandemic has been no exception. As families (or single people) we have all learned more about each other and ourselves, how to be with each other more and also respect each other’s unique space. We have asked ourselves what is truly important … Continued
How Do We Deal With The Uncertainty of the Coronavirus?
It’s now Lockdown 2.0 – and the period of remote learning, remote working and staying at home we experienced between March and May isn’t getting the opportunity to feel like a distant memory – it is all coming back to us. One of the particular challenges I believe of this second lockdown is that it … Continued
Why Should We Post Positive?
As Melbourne recently went back into another lockdown, and I looked at all the social media I encountered – frightened, scathing, angry and hopeless – I pledged to Post Positive during what I am now calling, Lockdown 2.0. Why might I do this? There are many reasons. Firstly, I am becoming increasingly concerned by many … Continued