As a pivotal point in young people’s lives, the Higher School Certificate (HSC) can be a stressful time, particularly without the right planning and support.
Helping guide young people through the HSC exams and into the future is a series of youth forums hosted by Campbelltown City Council on ‘HSC and Beyond’. The next forum will be held on Tuesday, August 5 at Campbelltown Civic Hall from 9.30am to 12 noon, with a particular focus on managing stress and wellbeing during the HSC.
Mayor of Campbelltown, Clinton Mead, said the forum would provide useful tips on staying positive and developing a healthy and balanced study/life balance.
“Giving young people the skills to manage stress effectively in the lead-up to the HSC exams is one of the keys to planning for success now, and at various other stages of their lives,” Mr Mead said.
“Connecting with other people and services is a great way for young people to realise that they’re not alone on the HSC journey. Once young people realise that the HSC is a stepping stone, with many other pathways to their goals, a greater focus can be placed on their efforts rather than just the end result, and this helps to reduce the pressure often experienced at this important time in their lives,” Mr Mead said.
The upcoming Youth Forum is geared specifically toward year 11 and 12 students and will feature a guest speaker from national youth mental health foundation, Headspace, as well as a motivational speaker from HSC in the Holidays. A range of information stalls will be available, and forum participants will have an opportunity to contribute ideas towards the needs and issues faced by local young people. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, or to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 4645 4198. Plus follow all of the latest updates at campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/youth or at facebook.com/ctownyouth.