Assisting schools to support students
'Project Air Strategy for Schools' developed as a collaborative project between the NSW Department of Education, NSW Ministry of Health and the Project Air Strategy based at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute at the University of Wollongong.
This project aims to offer a comprehensive set of resources for schools, teachers and clinicians to support and respond to young people with complex mental health problems. These resources include a new guidelines, fact sheets, train the trainer resources and a short film 'Chloe's story' which aim assist teachers, school counsellors and health staff to better recognise and respond to young people with complex mental health problems, including self-harm, suicide, trauma and emerging borderline personality disorder.
Schools offer an important opportunity to intervene as personality disorders and associated difficulties emerge, to ensure that the young person obtains the support they need to remain engaged with their education, their peers and the school community.
“For any teacher, anywhere”