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Dr Helen Street: From Good Intentions to Positive Behaviours.

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A talk exploring the factors that enable us to move from planning and setting goals, to taking affirmative action. We all know what it feels like to want to do something, but turning our goals into action can be difficult and challenging, even for the most determined of us. So how can we effectively and sustainably action our own goals; and how can we help the children in our care to do the same? 
This event is for leaders, educators, board members and anyone who would like to learn how to turn their goals into actions!

About Dr. Helen Street

Applied Social Psychologist, Educator, and Founder of The Positive Schools Initiative

Dr Helen Street is an applied social psychologist who has a passion for education and improving the mental health of Australians, young and old. Known as an agitator, she challenges the norms and the zeitgeist of our social world in hope of building a better future.

Helen Street’s work exploring the wellbeing, engagement and motivation of young people has been presented internationally. She presents at schools, colleges and educational events; and writes regularly for educational publications including Western Teacher magazine and The Positive Times.

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More about Dr Helen Street:

Helen began her journey supporting youth wellbeing and mental health when she was awarded the Howard Morton Trust Scholarship to undertake a PhD at the University of Sheffield in 1994. During her time in Sheffield, she carried out research exploring motivation and social cognitive causes of depression. Her theory of Conditional Goal Setting explains how misunderstandings of motivation can lead to a lifelong vulnerability to depression and anxiety. Conditional Goal Setting theory has since become an internationally recognised theory and been applied to the understanding of depression in eating disorders, chronic illness and drug abuse.

In 1999, Helen moved to Perth to take up an academic position in the School of Psychiatry at The University of Western Australia. Soon after arriving in Perth, Helen and Neil Porter founded the Positive Schools Initiative which advocates for educational reform to better support equity, motivation and wellbeing in young people. At the core of The Positive Schools Initiative are The Positive Schools conferences which have become known as Australia’s leading mental health and wellbeing events for educators.

Helen has been a regular advisor to the Health Department of WA’s Centre for Clinical Interventions and the WA Association of Mental Health. She has presented regularly on TV, radio and in other media, including a year spent as the show psychologist for Channel Ten’s morning TV show The Circle.

Helen has also worked with schools and colleges around Australia and internationally with schools from more than 15 countries including England, Wales, Germany, Hong Kong, China and Singapore.

She has written four books including Standing Without Shoes (co-authored with George Burns) which contains a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Helen’s book Contextual Wellbeing – creating positive schools from the inside out has been praised by leading educators around the world.

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