When Arundel State School staff and students celebrated a special Mental Wealth Day event last Friday, the positivity was palpable.

The event coincided with World Mental Health Day which leads into Queensland Mental Health Week 10 – 18 October.

The school’s 1100 students kicked off the day with singing and dynamic performances from dance excellence students, before hearing from charismatic former basketball champion Eric Bailey, who captivated teachers and students with his story of overcoming childhood adversity to achieve big things.

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Life Education Queensland supports the mental wellness message

With the social and emotional health of children integral to the Life Education Queensland program in schools, we were honoured to be part of Arundel State School’s Mental Wealth Day.

Healthy Harold met students and teachers, while our School and Community Partnerships team were busy with the event expo on the oval, sharing information about our program and introducing children to the online learning platform – the Life Education Hub.

“Working with school communities to support children’s physical and emotional health is key to our program,” Life Education Queensland CEO Michael Fawsitt said.

“We were delighted to play a role in making Arundel State School’s Mental Wealth Day a success, as well as give children a chance to meet Healthy Harold and reinforce health and hygiene messages.”

Helping kids find purpose and positivity

Chief event organiser, Zoe Lowe the school’s staff and student wellbeing mentor, said the day was planned to help students learn positive mindset and coping strategies after a disruptive COVID-19 year.

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