“I would sometimes go through low points mentally but was always too scared to talk to a Doctor about it. With Hayley's help I did eventually meet with a therapist, it was really helpful to speak to someone with experience who could tell me if what I was feeling was normal…I wouldn't be as happy and as mentally stable I am today without the help I received from Hayley.” - Allie, student
“Hayley has helped me overcome all my issues with her great ideas. She is the best!” - Anthony, student
“Two words to parents: DO IT! The most valuable things you’ll learn for parenting” - Parent training participant
“Today’s session was fantastic. I couldn’t find a single fault. It was professional and worthwhile. The partner exchanges were challenging but I’m grateful for the opportunity to share with people I have just met…I highly recommend this course to any parent!” - Parent training participant
“Hayley is a blessing in our lives. She has shown us a new and better way to stop struggling and controlling - To be calm and connect with our children on a higher level” - Parent training participant
“I would highly recommend Dr Haley Watson’s ‘Parenting Distressed teenagers’ course. I have consulted many psychologists to improve my parenting skills and have done several parenting courses. This course it quite extraordinary in that it goes to the heart of how teenagers feel and provides practical strategies for parents that have never been recommended to be before. Dr Hayley Watson is very approachable, non judgemental and highly knowledgeable. It is a must do course for all parents of tweens adolescents and older teens” - P. Stanley, Parent training participant
teachers & staff
“Content was pitched to the right level, my students responded well to the genuine nature of the videos displaying real and varied issues. One comment was of surprise, they were not expecting to enjoy the session as much as they thought they would, based on previous experience. I mean no disrespect to any of the previous programs they have undertaken…but the Open Parachute lesson was not surface layer, it got straight down to the main issue and was based in reality.” - Open Parachute Teacher
“I've seen a number of people come out of their shells already, there are a few kids in each class that are becoming superstars at this stuff, even though they are not necessarily superstars in class (or didn't seem to be before this unit)!!!” - Open Parachute Teacher
“Thank you so much for spreading your wisdom. I have continued today to talk so highly about your training. The idea of cohesion between bullies and victims and not labelling them as such... this is impressive to me and such a life changer! You made the presentation material very understandable to all. I will definitely utilize what I learned from you.” - Teacher Training Participant
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We offer student mental health curriculum, which includes tools for parents and professional development training for teachers, tailoring our programs to meet the needs of each individual school.
Our program is currently running in schools across the US, Canada, and Australia. Please contact us to set up a consultation on how our programs may benefit your school.