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    Alphington Grammar School Fundraiser: 'How To Thrive' Film Screening (with Film Director Q&A)

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    Good mental health is integral to the healthy development and wellbeing of every child and helps children’s ability to deal with challenges and adapt to change, so they can feel good about themselves, and enjoy life.  In 2021, about 1 in 7 children and adolescents aged 4 to 17 experienced a mental health disorder in Australia – more needs to be done.

    At AGS, the mental wellbeing of our students, staff and broader school community is of critical importance, as we continue to learn more about the tools and support necessary to ensure we can all thrive.

    To start this conversation, we are proud to have scheduled an exclusive fundraiser film screening for the AGS community of a social documentary: 'How To Thrive'. At the conclusion of 'How To Thrive', there will be a Q&A Panel Discussion with the film's Director, Duy Huynh, and Positive psycho-therapist Marie McLeod (who’s featured in the film). There is an AGS connection with How To Thrive – an AGS parent has been involved in producing this film.

    Screening Details:
    When: Wednesday 9th November, 2022
    Who: the film is suited to all parents/guardians (and their family/friends) and given the subject matter, year 11 and 12 students only.  We welcome members of the broader local community to attend this screening too!
    Where: Palace Westgarth Cinemas (89 High Street, Northcote)

    Arrive from 6.00pm
    Film commences: 6.30pm
    Film and Q&A Panel Discussion concludes: 9.00pm

    Ticket Price: $22+GST. 

    Cinema capacity 100. No allocated seating. 

    Ticket proceeds will support important health and wellbeing initiatives for AGS students.

    About 'How To Thrive' Film
    Is there a secret formula to happiness? We all struggle sometimes, but what does it mean when we struggle? We all experience strong emotions, but what should we do about them? We all want to be happy - but what is happiness and why is it so elusive? One in four of us experience a mental health issue that warrants treatment. Positive psycho-therapist Marie McLeod takes on a group of volunteers with mental health issues and offers them interventions grounded in positive psychology, neuroscience and wellbeing science. The film’s premise is; if we offer these evidence-based approaches to people experiencing struggle; what difference would it make? Is happiness a learnable skill and can we teach people skills to live a happy, healthy and meaningful life? With unprecedented access, the result is an intimate, heartfelt and hopeful film that offers a rare glimpse into the lives of 7 people who make incredible transforms as a result of learning ‘How to Thrive?’

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