PhD Clin Psych, MA Clin Psych,
MA Transpersonal Psych, PG Dip Psych, BA Criminology
Hi, my name is Dr Hayley Watson. I’m a clinical psychologist with a PhD in school bullying interventions, and 15 years of experience developing and delivering school well-being programs.
I have worked with school districts, governments, police departments, charities, and private corporations globally to build effective systems of support for both youth and adults.
But let’s start at the beginning…
When I was 2 years old, my house was bombed with dynamite. Every few months for a year and a half.
On any given day, I would wonder:
● Why am I so stressed?
● Why are my relationships so hard?
● Why do I feel like I’m just “going through the motions”?
● How do I know if I’m making the “right” decisions?
● Am I ever going to feel satisfied with myself?
Have you ever asked yourself these questions? Do you think your staff and students are wondering these things?
I ask, because there’s a lot of well-meaning but incomplete mental health information out there. It can confuse all of us and it can divert our focus from where it actually should be. Which means that students and teachers are “coping” but they’re not thriving, because they are never getting to the deepest roots of their well-being challenges.
The good news is, if you’re a School Leader looking to support your staff and students, increase motivation and engagement levels, and create a generation of thriving leaders for tomorrow, there are answers.
And over time, with the help of deep personal inquiry, 11 years of education, multiple research studies on school mental health interventions, and countless hours working with educators, school leadership teams, students, and families, I believe I’ve found them.
With the skills I learned, I finally had the ability to address my childhood trauma, which gave me the courage to pursue my deepest passions in all areas of my life, and the power to build a life I truly love.
Seeing how vastly different my own life has become, I wanted to give every young person the same opportunity to truly thrive…