beyondblue SenseAbility Essential Skills Module

Irwin, Stephen, Sheffield, Jeanie and Holland-Thompson, Kristina beyondblue SenseAbility Essential Skills Module. Australia: Beyondblue Limited, 2010.

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Author Irwin, Stephen
Sheffield, Jeanie
Holland-Thompson, Kristina
Title beyondblue SenseAbility Essential Skills Module
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Beyondblue Limited
Publication year 2010
Sub-type Research book (original research)
Series SenseAbility Suite
ISBN 9780980746372
Language eng
Start page 1
End page 176
Total number of pages 176
Collection year 2011
Year available 2010
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Welcome to the Essential Skills Module, one of the seven modules of beyondblue’s
SenseAbility Suite.

This module explores a range of life and interpersonal skills that are very important to all of us.

While this module can be delivered by itself, it directly supports SenseAbility’s suite of ‘Sense’ modules that cover six separate but interlinked life ‘senses’. This module provides an excellent framework that will help students to practise the skills they need to get the most from the other SenseAbility modules.

SenseAbility is designed to help enhance and maintain resilience and psychological wellbeing in young people (ages 12–18) by building their social and emotional skills. Young people who possess sound social and emotional skills are generally better able to cope with the stressors of daily life. They also tend to have better relationships
with parents, teachers and peers, and perform better academically. Very importantly, having these skills makes it less likely that a young person will experience significant mental health problems in the future.

SenseAbility uses a strength-based approach that asks students to concentrate less on things that they think might be ‘wrong’ with themselves or their world, and focus more on the things in themselves and their world that are good (or even just okay), and which they can capitalise on. For example, a student might not have the body he or she thinks is ideal, but that body still allows them to move and talk and eat and feel. A student might not be the most popular person in class, but he or she might still possess valued qualities like loyalty and the ability to share a joke, and perhaps takes good care of siblings after school. In short, if students take their focus away from ‘faults’ and ‘defects’ and build instead on their inherent qualities and things that they are okay or good at, they open themselves to being more satisfied in life.
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Additional Notes The program is made up of seven modules including a DVD which accompanies the Essential Skills module and a CD with downloadable curriculum materials and resources:

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