Connecting with Mental Wellbeing
In collaboration with Science Gallery Melbourne & Melbourne Polytechnic
Program Type: Core Program (Inquiry)
Duration: 3 days consecutive plus 5-6 prework lessons
Year Level: 7-12
In our busy modern lives, looking after our mental wellbeing is incredibly important, but is often overlooked compared to our physical wellbeing. Having poor mental wellbeing has been linked to an increased risk of the development of mental health disorders like depression.
In collaboration with Science Gallery and Melbourne Polytechnic, students will explore the factors that affect our mental wellbeing, such as health, social and personal connections, safety, living standards, achievements in life and future security.
During in-school prework, students will start exploring mental wellbeing challenges faced by young people and develop different perspectives to the issues. Students will be encouraged to be curious and be inspired by the many technologies making positive impacts in the mental wellbeing space.
Students will attend the Tech School over three consecutive days to develop an idea, prototypes and iterate via a peer-review process. Students will engage in a deep inquiry process by following the Tech School Innovation Process and develop technical and transferable skills.
Collaborate effectively to create solutions to identified problems
Ability to consider a range of tools, technologies and specialist equipment
Coding & Microcontrollers