For any Media enquiries contact Sophie Whitehouse at firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch Jessica Rowe, one of You Can Sit With Me ambassadors, share about the initiative on Studio 10.
Watch the clip here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEIeT8hfI2A
“Creating connections for girls is so important in terms of preventative mental health. Friendships can be hard to navigate at times, and having a symbol for openness to non-judgemental connection could provide hope to those who are struggling. We are really excited that YOU CAN SIT WITH ME could be that symbol,” said Dr Tamara Lang (Dean of Wellbeing).
It’s the problem that’s all too common- schoolyard bullying. But after seeing how conflict is effecting kids, teacher Sophie Whitehouse became determined to make a difference. She founded the anti-bullying initiative YOU CAN SIT WITH ME to support children suffering from anxiety, depression and feelings of isolation.
Listen to the radio interview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR2dH2UOjR4
Children are being encouraged to wear the highly visible band to help put an end to bullying and to make sure all children feel included whether that be at school, at a sporting club or at a community group.
Check out our full interview with Natalise Gruzlewski and learn more about the #YouCanSitWithMe initiative in the video below:
Ben Fordham Sydney Live – You Can Sit With Me
Listen to the podcast at http://www.2gb.com/audioplayer/156891#4LV4i2KGLXVMjMb1.99
We need schools to foster and nurture an inclusive culture. And we need more students to feel empowered to hold out a hand and say: “Hey, you can sit with me”.
Read more at http://www.mamamia.com.au/you-can-sit-with-me/