Mentoring for Wellbeing in Secondary Schools Conference

Conference / AGM Wellington

Posted: 22 May 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9uEu

  • Mentoring from a strengths-based perspective
  • Supporting learning, pathways and wellbeing
  • Practical techniques that will work with all students.

Who is it for:

  • Schools (Y7–13) including senior leadership and leaders of learning and academic, pastoral AND wellbeing, mentoring, pathway planning
  • Professionals working with schools and organisations supporting young people.

What you will learn:

  • What wellbeing looks like for young people
  • What promotes and inhibits wellbeing
  • Why a strength-based approach to teaching and mentoring is important and what it looks like
  • Practical strategies and approaches for your school and classroom
  • An approach that works for every student.


  • Dr Lea Waters who is a professor, published author, psychologist, internationally celebrated speaker and one of the world’s leading experts on positive education, positive organisations and strength-based parenting and teaching

  • Dr Katie Fitzpatrick who is an associate professor in health and physical education at The University of Auckland. She has published numerous articles and book chapters and was the lead writer for the book Mental health education and hauora: Teaching interpersonal skills, resilience and wellbeing (2018)

  • Dr Denise Quinlan who is a founder and director of the NZ Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience. She is an internationally acknowledged facilitator with a deep understanding of the challenges faced and the approaches required to transform wellbeing in schools.

When and where:

  • 8.30am–5pm, Friday 20 September
  • Wharewaka Function Centre (on the waterfront), Wellington.


Cost is $190 + GST with spaces limited to 150 (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided).

Register at

Events summary


20 September 2019 – 20 September 2019

Further information

Contact: Mark Callagher

 (021) 457 195