Our School, Transition And Resilience Training (START) program
, held in semester 1, provides students with strategies to build belonging and promote wellbeing and resilience.
The START program is implemented by the well-being staff in Term 2 of each year.
Each Year 7 class spends a day exploring a range of themes designed to enhance resilience and further acquaint students with the range of well-being resources that exist at Brighton Secondary College.
The START day is divided into three sessions, exploring the themes of “Self-Worth”, “Self-Control” and “Self-Care” as detailed below:
Explores our strengths, the messages we give to ourselves (self-talk) and the coping strategies that build the resilience required to successfully manage life’s many challenges.
Focuses on the links between the way we think and our feelings & behaviours. Deals with the management of strong negative feelings such as anger. Followed by a shared lunch.
Introduces a variety of mindfulness, relaxation and other self-care strategies to enable us to stay emotionally healthy and combat stress and anxiety. Explores healthy sleep behaviours, diet and exercise.