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World record lesson

09 Nov 2018

The NSW Department of Education Guinness World Record attempt is expected to see more than 2000 Year 9 and 10 students from 50 schools across the state participate in an interactive 40-minute lesson designed to develop resilience in young people.

Mark Scott, Secretary of the NSW Department of Education, said the Guinness World Records attempt aims to promote the importance of positive mental health education and showcase the department’s commitment to this important issue.

“This mental health lesson has been designed to give students the resilience and skills they need to cope with stressful situations while letting them know it’s OK to ask for help,” Scott said.

“Mental fitness is appropriate to people of all ages and is just as important as our physical health, because it helps improve mindfulness, enhance resilience and build optimism.

“Being mentally fit doesn’t mean things won’t go wrong, but the more mentally fit we are, the better we are at coping with life’s challenges and enjoying life.”

The lesson – which will also be livestreamed to more than 7200 students from 80 schools across NSW – aims to increase student confidence in seeking help and helping others, improve their ability to talk about mental wellbeing, and enhance awareness of how to maintain mental fitness.

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