NASHS Mental Health & Well being Committee

The NASHS Mental Health and Wellbeing Committee is made up of staff from Student Services, the Physical Education Department and the School Nurse. The group works together to develop and oversee the NASHS whole school approach to the promotion of positive mental health to both its students and staff

The committee:

  • Examines the curriculum and resources available in the school providing health teachers with valuable resources that can be used in classes.
  • Assists in enhancing the health curriculum by organising guest speakers from external agencies to talk to students.
  • Provides the school community with a link to the Student Services Support Team.
  • Provides the school with healthy life style messages.
  • Coordinates the NASHS Mental Health week and other related events in the school.

In 2018 NASHS became a Be You school by incorporating the Be You national framework, which is designed to provide schools with a better understanding of what is required to develop mentally healthy communities, into everyday interactions with students.


What's Be You?

The Be You vision, is to build an education system in which every learning community is positive, inclusive and resilient – where every child, young person, staff member and family can achieve their best possible mental health.

Be You: is a national mental health initiative for educators which aims to promote and protect positive mental health in children and young people in every early learning service and school in Australia. By ‘educators’, Be You refers to anyone who works with children and young people in early learning settings, primary and secondary schools.

Be You: aims to transform Australia’s approach to supporting children’s and young people’s mental health in early learning services and schools. Our vision is that every learning community is positive, inclusive and resilient – a place where every child, young person, educator and family can achieve their best possible mental health.

Be You: promotes mental health and wellbeing, from the early years to 18, and offers educators and learning communities evidence-based online professional learning, complemented by a range of tools and resources to turn learning into action. Be You empowers educators, helping them to develop valuable mental health skills and knowledge, while also providing an effective model for implementing a whole-learning community approach to mental health and wellbeing.

Be You: is led by Beyond Blue with delivery partners Early Childhood Australia and headspace. Both partners have local teams of trained consultants to provide advice and support to early learning services and schools nationally to help implement a whole-learning community approach growing Australia’s most mentally healthy generation.

For further information on the North Albany Senior High School Mental Health and Wellbeing Committee or Be You, parents can contact either of the team members during normal schoolhours on 98920611.

Committee Members:

Dan SmithChair person (Phys Ed)
Terry BoltDeputy
Andrew HarrisonStudent Services Program Coordinator : Lower School
Julie DuthieStudent services Program Coordinator : Senior School
Kylie RennieHead of Learning Area Phys. Ed
Amy GostelowSchool Psychologist
Cathy WatsonSchool Nurse