Published on April 7th, 2016 | by St Peter's College


Dr Michael Carr-Gregg’s recommended apps for youth wellbeing

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg’s vision for youth wellbeing is possible today, through the strategic use of currently available smartphone apps to create a ‘digital disruption’ and a focus on wellbeing in Schools.

During last night’s Rex J Lipman Public Lecture, Dr Carr-Gregg provided the audience with a list of recommended apps that can be used now to help young people manage and improve their wellbeing.

He asked the audience to imagine the Class of 2018… when every student is asked a series of questions about his or her wellbeing and receives a customised wellbeing plan and recommended apps to support them in their development.

For a full list of recommended apps, see below:

UP by Jawbone

Recharge – Move Well, Sleep Well, Be Well by ReachOut Australia

SnoreLab: Record Your Snoring by Reviva Softworks Ltd

Importance of diet, sleep and school readiness: Mediterranean Diet for All by Fifty Pixels Ltd

MoodGYM Training Program by the Australian National University

ReachOut Breathe by ReachOut Australia

ReachOut WorryTime by ReachOut Australia

BRAVE Self-Help Program by the University of Queensland and beyondblue

Smiling Mind by Smiling Mind

C25K® – 5K Trainer FREE – (Go from Couch Potato to Running the 5K) by Zen Labs

Youthbeyondblue The Check-in by beyondblue

St Peter’s College’s own embedded Positive Education and Wellbeing program builds upon the traditional pastoral care model already applied within the School by focusing on teaching, building and embedding social and emotional learning throughout a boy’s experience at Saints.

Today, over 1300 boys have studied positive education classes across the School. We teach seven positive education programs and integrate these principles in sports coaching throughout the School. These have been chosen because of the science behind them; they support our existing pastoral care structures in Junior and Senior School and align with Professor Seligman’s PERMA model.

For more information visit www.stpeters.sa.edu.au.

If you or someone you know needs to talk or requires crisis support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800.

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