Supporting and Delivering Visible Wellbeing

February 09, 2023
Trinity College private school Adelaide Visible Wellbeing training staff

As part of our commitment to improving staff and student wellbeing across the College, our staff recently began the journey of Visible Wellbeing training. The Visible Wellbeing approach aims to provide both students and staff with a psychological toolkit that allows them to lead flourishing lives where they are able to feel and function at their best.

We discussed the current state of mental health and stress for young people and learned about using the illbeing-wellbeing spectrum to self-inquire about our current state of mental health, and explored ways that other schools support their communities to boost their wellbeing.

As a staff, we are learning about the practice of making wellbeing visible to ourselves and those around us – through the “See Hear Feel” practice. “See Hear Feel” is a process of thinking and language use that clues us into the physical, visual and auditory signals that allow us insight into how we or other people may be feeling in the present moment. These insights allow us to make choices and act in ways that are more effective in increasing and maintaining higher levels of wellbeing.

In an effort to continually develop our practices, we have developed our Science of Wellbeing model. Based around the Australian Student Wellbeing Framework and, partnering with Professor Lea Waters, Trinity College has become the first co-educational school in South Australia to implement her Visible Wellbeing approach.

This year, our goal is to deliver parent sessions to bring ways of extending what is being offered at school into the home environment. The first round of parent sessions are planned on these dates;

  • Thursday 23 February - What is Wellbeing at Trinity College?
  • Thursday 2 March - How to build resilience in children
  • Thursday 9 March - How to give effective praise and feedback
  • Tuesday 14 March - Using literature to build character strengths

Venue: Trinity College Pavilion (tea & coffee supplied)
Time: 8:50am-9:45am

There is convenient parking outside the Pavilion building, please enter off Greening Drive, Evanston South.