Wellbeing program founded at Macquarie College Wallsend goes international

Helen Gregory
By Helen Gregory
August 30 2019 - 2:00am
New direction: Macquarie College assistant principal of wellbeing Joshua Brown with students Georgia Scott and Oscar Priest. He will speak at the conference next Monday. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

TEACHERS, youth workers and health care professionals will gather at Caves Beach to learn about a positive psychology program that goes beyond academic success and rewards students for tasks that improve wellbeing, including interviewing their grandparents, starting a petition for a cause they care about and setting a screen time reduction goal.

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Helen Gregory

Helen Gregory

Journalist

Helen Gregory joined the Newcastle Herald in 2010. She is the masthead’s education reporter and has written for the H2 and Weekender sections, as well as across a range of issues. Helen is a Walkley Award winning journalist and was also part of the Newcastle Herald team that won the United Nations World Environment Day Media Award for Environmental Reporting in 2015.