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to engage in

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Do you have some great ideas but need some outside help to get things kickstarted?

Would you love to hear more about how to create a community approach to mental health?

Would you like someone to present at a meeting or event about student behaviour or mental health & wellbeing initiatives?

Do you need someone to give a presentation regarding a specific target area to help progress your community mental health approach, or mental health/behaviour improvement in your school?

Hey, I’m Renee Knapp!

I am an independant consultant and educator and am a passionate advocate for implementing community and cross sector approaches to mental health.  I also specialise in implementing effective behavioural strategies and mental health & wellbeing approaches in schools and communities.

I am available to run workshops and speak at Community and Organised Events, Conferences, Staff Meetings, School Development Days and everything in between.

I can do one off sessions or work with individuals or teams with a passion to get things moving in their community or school.   I can help you set up your action team and can facilitate long term improvement to ensure success for you and your team.   I can work school admin teams, whole staff groups or individuals to determine the best approach to take in order to ensure maximum buy in from staff, students, parents and community members.  

Focus topics for presentations could include, but are not limited to, any of the below items:

  • The Benefits & Development of a Community based approach to mental health
  • We want to make a difference to the mental health in our community – where do we start?
  • Problem solving about a specific issue facing a school or community
  • Implementing a behaviour or mental health initiative – an overview/motivation
  • Specific session with a behaviour focus – Creative data collection & goal setting, How to create an effective working team, Assessing current school practices, Creating an effective behaviour management plan, Techniques for bringing parents along on the journey of improvement, Improving communication with the school community, Developing your Whole School Focus Behaviours, Techniques for teaching Focus Behaviours as a whole school.
  • Specific session with a Mental Health & Wellbeing focus –  Creating student engagement plans, Implementing mental health and behaviour improvements in a combined approach, How to create an effective working team, Developing a sense of belonging and connection, Utilising student voice, Improving student mental health and wellbeing (incorporating Be You or school based approach), Developing meaningful/behaviour changing Time Out sessions with students
  • Specific session with a focus on Community Approaches to Mental Health – benefits of developing a community approach to mental health, steps and tips for developing a community approach, How to get started, How to engage the different sectors and groups across the community, Boyup Brook Community Mental Health Action Team: A Case Study, Developing a Community Wellbeing Plan

I Am Ready To Start Making a Real Difference to Community, School or Workplace!

Email me for more information or to start working together.

Hey, I’m Renee Knapp!

I am an Independent Consultant and a passionate advocate for implementing community or cross sector approaches to mental health.  I also work with schools to implement and develop behavioural strategies and mental health & wellbeing approaches in schools effectively.

I have worked in Education for over 20 years as both a Level 3 Classroom Teacher and a Deputy Principal.  I am also currently the Chairperson and Co-Founder of a Community Mental Health Action Team in a rural town in Western Australia.

I was one of 3 Finalists in the 2019 WA Premier’s Teacher of the Year Awards and one of 4 finalists in the Regional Achievement & Community Awards for Teaching Excellence.  I am also currently a finalist in the WA Spirit of Volunteering Awards.

I feel passionately that we can do things better!  We can work across the sectors to make sustainable change happen so that we can make a real difference to mental health and wellbeing across society.  We can do it in a way that utilises the strengths that different people bring makes everyone feel they are a valued part of the process in order to ensure ongoing success.

In education settings, we can create positive cultures through the use of effective frameworks for change in student behaviour and mental health and wellbeing.  We can make change engaging and fun and make new initiatives lasting and effective therefore minimising resistance and reducing stress.

That is why I have created Think Effective Consultancy!  I want to help people make real change happen in the area of mental health  across our communities and local areas.  I want to help schools look beyond their school walls and have succes with mental health and student behaviour initiatives.  

I Am Ready To Start Making a Real Difference to Community, School or Workplace!

Email me for more information or to start working together.

                 Previous & Upcoming Presentations –

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australian rural and remote mental health symposium
mental health services learning conference
Positive Behaviour Support Summit 2018
midwest networking day

ABC Radio Interview - Spirit of Volunteering

by Renee Knapp

ABC Radio Interview - Response to 2021 Federal Budget Spending on Mental Health

by Renee Knapp

I Am Ready To Start Making a Real Difference to Community, School or Workplace!

Email me for more information or to start working together.

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