In term 3, we hosted an informal EAC Unplugged evening where parents in our school community were invited to come along and explore the topic of anxiety and share how families navigate through these times.

Most young people today experience anxiety at some point in their life. Sometimes that slight rush of anxiety that occurs prior to an exam or sporting event, can enhance their performance. However, experiencing too much anxiety, over long periods of time, can be extremely damaging to their health and wellbeing. There is a difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ anxiety.

For those wanting some more information about the topic, we recommend check out the Anxiety edition of SchoolTV – Hillbrook’s digital wellness platform. This edition highlights the warning signs of ‘bad’ anxiety and the preventative measures parents can implement as well as what parents can do to teach kids the skills to cope more efficiently with their anxiety. To view, please click here.