One of Australia’s top psychologists Dr Michael Carr-Gregg visited Port Macquarie to discuss ways to improve the mental health of students in Hasting Valley Community of Schools (HVCS) Years 5 - Year 12.

Dr Carr-Gregg spoke with over 2000 students and 250 community members during his time in Port Macquarie. The event reinforced the important messages that partnership between Hastings Valley Community of Schools and parents and carers is all about building resilience and responsibility in their children, while providing a deeply engaging learning event on critical issues that directly affect our students. 

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Find our more about Michael's publicationsservices and information available for young people, their parents and teachers, and relevant tools and research

Apps and Websites to assist in Wellbeing

  1. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it (ecouch/this way up/moodgym)

  2. See life as it is, but focus on the good bits (Three Good Things)

  3. If you want to feel good, do good (The kindness app)

  4. When we are together, everything is better (Happify)

  5. Be active, rest and relax (Couch to 5K)

  6. There is more to life, when you stop and notice (Headspace/Smiling Mind)

  7. Find time to lose yourself in what you love (Blinklist)

  8. It helps to know what you are looking for (Bucketlistly/Soon)

  9. Don’t compare your insides with other people’s outsides (Good Blocks)

  10. The meaning of life, is the life of meaning (Superbetter)


NBN News

Port Macquarie News

HITFM Mid North Coast - Listen at 15.12 mark

Prime 7 News

Purchase Dr Carr-Gregg's Books

Michael has published several bestselling books for families, parents and young people, to help everyone navigate the stresses of growing up, from Surviving Year 12 to Princess Bitchface Syndrome, focusing on the particular issues faced by teenage girls. Purchase Michael's books from Penguin Australia.

Michael is also a regular blogger on Huffington Post Australia - read his articles.

Hastings Valley Community of Schools

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