TGS Helps Students Survive Senior Studies10th March 2020
Youth mental health is a growing concern for society with twelve teenagers taking their own lives in Australia in just the first two months of this year, according to Mission Australia.
A 2019 Mission Australia Youth Survey also found that 48% of teenagers believe that academic ability and mental health will affect their post-school study or work goals and that 43% of young Australians believe Year 12 is a key issue causing stress.
Toowoomba Grammar School is working hard to combat those stresses for its not only its students, but the wider community.
TGS is hosting two renowned authors; adolescent psychologist, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg and life coach, consultant and leadership mentor, Brigitte Johnson for a series of TGS student seminars on Monday, 23 March, followed by a session open to the general community at 6:30pm. Dr Carr-Gregg is the author of “Surviving Year 12” which went on sale just last week.
They will be discussing:
- Tips on how to overcome anxiety and stress
- How students can look after their physical health, from getting enough sleep (the best study tool of all) to ensuring a good exercise and diet regime
- Current research on technology and its impact in schools, along with ways for students and parents to manage it
- Secrets to studying smarter corroborated by the latest research, including speaking key facts out loud, which increases recognition memory by 10-20%
- Strategies to cope with the exam period for students as well as parents
- Alternative pathways whether or not a student has completed Year 12