Headmaster Seminar Series – Positive relationships and communication with young people
The first Headmaster Seminar for 2017 was held on 5 April in the Nettlefold Library. Relationships Australia, Tasmania, in partnership with Speak Up! Stay ChatTY and Lifeline Tasmania, presented an information session to help parents develop confidence in helping their young people to maintain positive mental health by destigmatising the issues and to encourage open and transparent communication. Mitch McPherson from Speak Up! Stay ChatTY has an ongoing relationship with The Hutchins School as Stephens House have chosen to support his cause for the past few years.
Mitch talked about his real life experience after losing his brother Ty to suicide in 2013. He was joined by Rebecca Thomson from Lifeline Tasmania who provided practical advice on where young people and parents can access help.
Thank you to Relationships Australia, Tasmanian and Lifeline Tasmania for providing our community with this opportunity for such an important topic.