Published on: 11 April 2019

Schools from across Perth were at Christ Church last weekend for the inaugural Student Wellbeing Forum launched by the School’s Student Wellbeing Committee.

The forum, developed by students for students, focussed on several key outcomes:

  • Equip and empower student leaders and committees in the space of student wellbeing and mental health, especially through the sharing of ideas and dialogue
  • Provide a framework for establishing a student-led wellbeing committee
  • Inspire and energise attendees
  • Provide an opportunity for student leaders in wellbeing to connect


School Wellbeing Prefect Brodie Wicks commented, “The main outcome of the day was for each participant to walk away with tangible steps forward in their mission to support wellbeing, which was successfully done through the discussions that were facilitated.”

“Key highlights of the forum were the guest speakers, who shared their personal experiences and tips in the space of mental health and wellbeing – thanks to old boys Felix King, Amitabh Jeganathan, Akio Ho, and keynote speaker Ashlee Harrison, CEO of Zero2Hero.”

“Lots of positive and proactive discussion was had and it was an enjoyable day for all who participated,” says Director of The Wynne Centre for Boys’ Health and Wellbeing, Mr Liam Casson.

“I was extremely proud of the way our students (and old boys) involved in the Student Wellbeing Committee conducted all activities so professionally and authentically.”

“The committee seeks to continue this event in years to come, strengthen relationships and support like-minded citizens who are passionate about promoting health and wellbeing in our wider community.”

In attendance were representing students and staff from Scotch College, St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, Iona Presentation College, Perth College, Prendiville Catholic College, Presbyterian Ladies’ College and Mount Lawley Senior High School.