Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Seminar Aims to Break Up Bullying

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Seminar Aims to Break Up Bullying

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LEADING psychologist and bullying expert Dr Michael Carr-Gregg will be in Mackay on Monday to deliver a bullying seminar series for principals, school staff and parents.

Dr Carr-Gregg is holding 30 seminars across 10 Queensland locations between May and August, with each location hosting a breakfast seminar for school leaders, a half-day workshop for teachers and school staff and an evening workshop for parents.

Dr Carr-Gregg said bullying was one of the most serious adolescent mental health issues facing Australia today.

"A lack of action can cause serious long-term psychological consequences for the young person involved, so it's vitally important to know how to protect a child in your care and what to do if your child is affected," Dr Carr-Gregg said.

"Whether you're a principal, a teacher, a guidance counsellor or a parent, there are many tools and approaches that can be used and I will discuss these in my forums. I' m looking forward to visiting Mackay and sharing my knowledge so we can work together as a community to alleviate youth bullying. …

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