14 February 2020 Wollongong

Attachment, belonging and connection: The key components of good mental health, wellbeing, resilience and emotional regulation for children and young people within your educational setting and family network.


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This NESA approved conference will contribute 4.5 hours of
NESA registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Date: Friday, 14 February 2020
Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm
Location: City Diggers, 82 Church Street, Wollongong
Ticket price: $190 including GST
Booking form:
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Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of the The READ Clinic.

Attachment, belonging and connection are the most important contributors in building healthy relationships with children and young people. They ensure good mental health, resilience, emotional regulation and set the framework for positive educational and parenting practices across the lifespan of individuals.

This conference is suitable for educators, teachers, support workers, parents, caregivers and others who play important roles in the lives of children and young people. It will provide an opportunity to better understand the underpinnings of belonging, connection and building healthy attachment principles into educational settings and home life. This will be achieved by applying the principles of attachment theory, including aspects of the highly acclaimed ‘Circle of Security’ program.

Attendees will leave with a deep understanding of:

  • how to build healthy attachments
  • how to recognise when attachments have gone off track and how to get them back on track
  • how to scaffold this into building resilience and healthy boundary settings
  • the importance of belonging.

With the correct balance of theory and practical components, this is a day not to be missed by anyone wishing to make the most of relationships and connections for a healthy future for themselves, the children in their care and their families.

About Heather: Heather is a senior clinical psychologist and the director of The Read Clinic, which is one of the largest psychology practises in Australia. As well as practising in Australia, Heather has also spent three years in the UK working with some of the most deprived families in Liverpool and London. She also led a service providing advice and consultations on mental health to all the schools in the South London area.

As well as practising for 19 years Heather has also found time to become a published author with her latest book Hello Baby. Heather speaks regularly on local ABC radio, has appeared on a number of television shows including 60 Minutes, and writes regular articles for print and digital media.


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